Israel/Palestine: Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International, joins the Holy Land Co-ordination 2018 in meeting young people from both Israel and Palestine

 

Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International, joins the Holy Land Co-ordination 2018 in meeting young people from both Israel and Palestine. The visit is taking place between 13-18 January.

Bishops from across Europe, North America and South Africa will meet in the Holy Land over the coming days to promote dialogue and peace, while meeting young people.

This annual visit was set up 20 years ago at the invitation of the Holy See with the aim of visiting and supporting the Holy Land’s local Christian communities as they experience the political and socio-economic realities of living in Israel and Palestine.

This year the focus will be on education and young people, with a series of meetings and visits set up to understand the importance education of young people has to build peace in the region. In addition to meeting students and young people from Gaza, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, the bishops will also meet the Parents Circle - Families Forum, a body which brings together more than 600 Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost a relation due to the prolonged conflict and who today, through various initiatives, support peace, reconciliation and tolerance...

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Marie Dennis, Holy Land Co-ordination, Catholic Church in England and Wales, UK, Israel, Palestine