Palestine-Israel Justice Project

The purpose of the Palestine-Israel Justice Project (PIJP) is to educate individuals, congregations, and the denomination about actions that work toward peace and justice between Palestine and Israel. Members attempt to give a balanced view of true plight of both Israelis and Palestinians through a variety of programs, projects, actions and conference resolutions. 

The group meets the first Thursday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Minnesota Church Center.

Key projects and initiatives:

  • Displays at annual conference session to illustrate the conditions prevailing in Palestinian areas
  • Creation of curriculum and sharing of resources to educate about Palestine/Israel, available through the PIJP website
  • Introduced resolutions that were then passed at annual conference and passed along to General Conference as well as Minnesota government representatives; resolutions provide support for “on-the-ground” learning through trips to Palestine/Israel supported the boycott of Soda Stream
  • Supports the planting of olive trees in Palestinian lands


Co-facilitator: Gretchen Fogo


Co-facilitator: Shirley Duncanson


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058