Palestine - Israel Network (PIN)

The Mennonite Church BC Palestine and Israel Network (MCBC PIN) is a network of individuals who seek to promote a just peace in the Holy Land.

Our mandate is aligned with the resolution on Palestine and Israel that was passed at the Mennonite Church Canada 2016 Assembly, in response to the call of Palestinian Christians.

In keeping with the activities of the resolution, the MCBC PIN seeks to:

  • stimulate prayer, education, and advocacy action in our congregations,
  • collaborate with Canadian Jews, Palestinians, and church-related bodies advocating for justice and dignity for all in Palestine and Israel,
  • promote support for international law and human rights in Israel and Palestine by engaging our government representatives, and
  • discourage economic practices and policies that help perpetuate the oppression of Palestinians under Israeli occupation.

We invite your participation with the MCBC PIN.  To join a distribution list for updates, simply send your email address to Jon Nofziger.

Pray | Learn | Advocate

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God of light, we know that oppression is grounded in deceit and Holy justice is centered on truth. Illuminate the wicked lies that systems, governments, ideologies, and theologies hold which result in so much suffering. Bless the journalists and advocates in Gaza who are exposing to the world the hidden and unhidden crimes which are being committed. Hosanna in the highest, to Christ who entered Jerusalem not on white stallion but on a donkey, save us from our unbelief, and deliver the oppressed from the modern-day Pharaohs and Pilates.

Lord in your mercy… hear our prayer       

God of Mary, we understand your cries over your Son through the cries of Palestinian mothers weeping over their martyred children. Lord, if we are the ones witnessing the Gaza crucifixion, let us be like Mary Magdelene, who did not let the pain and grief make her numb to the suffering of Christ. Lord, give us courage to witness with our actions and voices, and if we are the ones doing the crucifying, move us to repent and confess publicly.    

Lord in your mercy… hear our prayer


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Peace and Possibility

A Webinar with the authors of The Wall Between: What Jews and Palestinians Don’t Want to Know About Each Other.  Raja Khouri and Jeffrey Wilkinson speak about how absolutist narratives prevent each side from expressing empathy for the other’s pain. 

This hour long presentation, hosted by Anabaptist World and Canadian Mennonite, can be viewed at Peace and Possibility

You can glean further insights and order the book at The Wall Between

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Pressure Israel to end starvation in Gaza!


The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to prevent genocide by ending its restrictions on aid into Gaza. For months, UN experts have warned of the risk of imminent famine in Gaza, as Israel deliberately uses starvation as a weapon of war against Palestinians. For the past six months, little to no food, clean water or fuel has entered Gaza, leading to high levels of hunger and malnutrition. People are starving to death.

While Canada has pledged financial aid for humanitarian relief, this has not addressed the central problem: Israel’s blockade. More than 2 million people in Gaza are at risk, as starvations and famine are spreading. Canada must put meaningful pressure on Israel to end its siege and allow the entry of aid into Gaza.

Add your voice by sending an email to the Prime Minister, federal leaders and your MP.

You can send your own message or use the form at

End Starvation In Gaza



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