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Palestine-Israel Justice Project

A battered wall in a refugee camp has been painted with a large, colorful, realistic butterfly. Graffiti says "Here, only butterfly and birds are free."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.  During the pandemic meetings are by Zoom. Contact the PIJP Chair if you have an interest in the group. 

Key projects and initiatives:

  • Displays at annual conference session to illustrate the conditions prevailing in Palestinian areas
  • Creates curriculum and shares 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.
  • Supports the planting of olive trees in Palestinian lands
  • Supports solar lights for children in Gaza and Bethlehem to study by

panorama photo of Israel


Chair: Shirley Duncanson / (763) 561-9466

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058