Amnesty – Ecumenical Accompaning
Talk for Amnesty by Paul Clark, an ecumenical accompanier, on Tuesday May 9th. at 7.30.
Paul Clark served recently as an Ecumenical Accompanier (*EA*) with *EAPPI* (the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel). It included standing as a human rights monitor at Israeli military checkpoints when Palestinians were trying to get to work, places of education/worship, etc.; providing a (nonviolent) protective presence for Palestinian children going to school/shepherds and farmers working in their fields; and, working with Israeli peace activists who want to see an end to Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine.
In addition, Paul spent a lot of time working with various Bedouin communities who face *forcible transfer* which is illegal under international law. What affected him most, however, were the *house demolitions* carried out by the Israeli military; Paul’s team were called out to dozens of them while they were in Jerusalem. Such demolitions are also illegal under international law.
Come and listen to Paul share his experiences.