Methodist and Presbyterian Women are focusing on Palestinian Women and Children for their annual special project.
In Chosen People called to Proclaim they will spend time learning about women and children in Galilee, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and the West Bank (including Jerusalem). The Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees has grown out of the work of local churches who first provided hospitality to fleeing Palestinians in 1948. Around 700,000 were displaced in what Palestinians know as the Nakba or catastrophe – the United Nations says they now number 5.5 million people. Other refugee communities including those from Syria have joined them.
DSPR helps people based on need and not religion. Staff and members of the local committees are often refugees themselves. They have decades of experience and the networks needed to make change happen. They provide emergency assistance and support, and run primary health clinics and psycho-social programmes for traumatised mothers and children. They run education programmes and schools for everyone from preschoolers to adults. Staff and other refugees run income generation training and train the trainers to pass on skills to local women’s association. DSPR taps into the skills of the refugees themselves to run these programmes which inspire hope and confidence.
CWS values its relationships with MWF and PWA and their commitment to fundraising for the life-giving work our partners do.
- Read the Backgrounder
- View the Slides
- Download the Talk that goes with the Slides
- Download the PowerPoint
- Contact CWS if you would like a speaker.
October 1, 2019