ISRAEL-PALESTINE DELEGATION: Lamentation and hope

FAN friend Scott Wright reflects on his time in Israel and Palestine.

PAX CHRISTI USA

Scott Wrightby Scott Wright
Former Pax Christi USA National Council Member

“Forged in the broken relationships of a brutal war, Pax Christi began its journey 70 years ago with a vision based on the Gospel – love your enemies – and rooted in a deep belief that reconciliation was possible.”

These words, which begin the final declaration of the Pax Christi International World Assembly, held in Bethlehem, Palestine, from May 13 – 17, 2015, could just as well describe the state of affairs in Israel and Palestine.

For five days, I joined a delegation of Pax Christi USA and Pax Christi members from six continents in Bethlehem, and traveled to various towns and villages throughout the occupied territories to discover the realities of life in Palestine, united by this common goal: “Real peace is what we aspire and hope is one of our deepest values.”

For some of us, this would be…

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