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Ecumenical Accompanier

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Organisation : Act for Peace

Location : Australia

Time required : 3 months

Duration of project : 3 months

Sector : Overseas Aid & Development

Posted on : 30 May, 2018

About the Role

The recent violence unfolding in Palestine and Israel, highlights more than ever, the urgent need for peaceful, nonviolent support.

Act for Peace has a vision for peace across the world, and works actively in communities where peace is threatened. One such area in need of support is Palestine, where every day, persecution and human rights abuses destroy people’s lives and fuel further conflict.

We desire a just peace, where people living in Palestine and Israel can live with freedom, dignity and security based on international law and human rights. As such, when local communities in Palestine asked for solidarity, EAPPI – Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel was established.

EAPPI stands with both Israeli and Palestinian peace and human rights groups, focused on engaging in peaceful strategies and non-violence. Specifically, the program sends Accompaniers to spend three months working alongside local communities in Palestine. They perform duties that include; walking children to school to prevent harassment, attending and reporting on home demolitions, accompanying Palestinian farmers to their fields, and observing at checkpoints. Due to the peaceful presence of Accompaniers, local communities have reported a significant impact in the reduction of violence.

There are now 23 countries involved in EAPPI worldwide. In Australia, EAPPI is managed by a volunteer Committee and Act for Peace.

Applications are now open and we’re calling on passionate people like you to join us in this mission. Call us on 1800 025 101 or visit our website to download an information pack:
https://www.actforpeace.org.au/EAPPI

While there is continued persecution of human rights, our work there is not yet done.

Act for Peace is the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia,
ABN 86 619 970 188

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Act for Peace
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Supporter Care Officers - Steph & Tia

Phone : 1800025101

Email : info@actforpeace.org.au


Please quote in application: Ecumenical Accompanier via Pro Bono Australia.


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