3 October 2012 / Electronic Intifada / BDS key to a “just peace,” says Palestinian Christian boycott activist

Over three years since the Kairos Palestine Document was published in 2009, and it has “infused church-based activism for Palestine with focus and clarity. Church websites and newspaper editorial pages were filled with debates on apartheid and divestment [this year].

At the center of these efforts lay a document with the full title A moment of truth: A word of faith, hope, and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering. Known as the Kairos Palestine Document, this December 2009 appeal from Palestinian Christians asks the world’s churches to use “boycott and disinvestment as tools of non-violence for justice, peace and security for all,” and the international community to begin “a system of economic sanctions and boycott to be applied against Israel.
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