EAPPI around the world: Canada

The EAPPI programme is a wonderful thing – an observer programme in the OPT run by the World Council of Churches and supported by The United Church of Canada. Check it out!

EAPPI is a world-wide network.  Our EAPPI national coordination offices in 26 countries work hard to recruit EAPPI human rights monitors and coordinate their advocacy when they return home.  Today, we continue our series in which we get to hear from these dedicated supporters of EAPPI all over the world.

Today, the Presbyterian Church of Canada, one of our coalition of churches in Canada, shares why they participate in EAPPI.

A group of EAs from Canada join Palm Sunday celebrations in Jerusalem. Photo EAPPI. A group of EAs from Canada join Palm Sunday celebrations in Jerusalem. Photo EAPPI.

How did you get involved with EAPPI?

The Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) sent its first Ecumenical Accompanier (EA) to volunteer with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) in 2007, in response to the call from Heads of Churches in Jerusalem to stand in solidarity with the churches and people in Palestine.  To date, 6 volunteers from the PCC have served as EAs.


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