A Message from Kairos USA Executive Director Mark Braverman

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Mark Braverman
The Church Movement for Palestine in 2021 – A message from Kairos USA.

By Mark Braverman |  Palestine Portal  |  Dec 30, 2020

“…the release of “Cry for Hope: A Call to Decisive Action” has spurred the churches on national and denominational levels to challenge Christian Zionism as theology and as political policy.”
— Mark Braverman, Executive Director

The year 2020 was pivotal for the kairos movement. One legacy of the departing Trump administration is that the veil was ripped from the illusion of the United States as standing for self-determination and the restoration of human rights for Palestinians. We report briefly below on how action by churches to keep Palestine on the agenda of the incoming administration has begun. On the global front, the release of “Cry for Hope: A Call to Decisive Action” has spurred the churches on national and denominational levels to challenge Christian Zionism as theology and as political policy. As reported previously here, the debate over Christian Zionism has begun on every continent, with dialogue with church leaders taking place in Germany, Scandinavia, and the UK and open political debate beginning in the U.S. and in South Africa. In India, West Asia and Latin America, kairos organizations and their affiliates in the churches and the human rights community are organizing in support of “Cry for Hope” and in solidarity with Palestinians. Kairos USA will continue to cover these developments in the national and global arenas.

It has been a long and productive journey since our founding in 2011. It would take too long to list the joys that have accompanied my years with Kairos USA and to fully express the honor it has been to serve this organization. From our beginnings and along the way, there have been extraordinary individuals who have shared the vision, whose support and wisdom guided us through the writing of Call to Action, and who shared in the conceiving and building of Palestine Portal. Throughout, it has been you, our readers and contributors, who have made this possible through your gifts of financial support.

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