Youth and Children: Raising Hope and Making Change - World week for peace in Palestine and Israel


Please join us and Christians around the world between 16-23 September for the 2018 World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI).

WWPPI is an annual week of prayer, education, and advocacy calling for an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine and a just peace for all of Palestine and Israel. Organised by the World Council of Churches, this year’s theme is Youth and Children: Raising Hope and Making Change.

How you can get involved:



  • Generation  potential: interviews with five young Palestinians, project of PAX for Peace, Netherlands.
  • 12 Faces of Hope: Seek Justice and Peace in the Holy Land: a resource from the WCC stories and video clips include Rabbi Noa Mazor, peacemaker Tarek Al-Zoughbi and communication worker Nanor Arkelian.
  • Video testimonies from Breaking the Silence, an organisation of veteran combatants of the Israeli Defence Forces who have served the occupation.
  • Find out about the work of Defence for Children International in Palestine – important work monitoring and advocating for children who are illegally detained.  Stories, date and advocacy ideas.


Go to an event

  • 20 September, Hexham - Youth and children: Raising hope and making change.  Evening with Hamed Qawasmeh from the West Bank. St Mary’s Church Centre, Hencotes, Hexham, NE46 2EB - 7.30am.
  • 29 September, Newcastle - Youth and Children: Raising hope and making change. Speaker Phoebe Rison, Advocacy worker for Sabeel/Kairos. St Thomas’ Church, Haymarket, Newcastle - 1.00pm/2.30pm worship.

There are many more events across the UK during WWPPI; See the Pax Christi page for details.