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Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network - Update

Election Special!

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With the federal election just a matter of weeks away, this is a chance to remind your elected representatives that Palestine matters in the polls.

PIEN would like to encourage all network member and everyone who cares about justice in Palestine to take action!

The best way is to follow these very helpful links created by the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN). There are a number of ways in which you can take action.

Please forward this bulletin to others who might also be interested in taking action on behalf of Palestine.
If you only have 2 minutes free

Send a pre-drafted email to all your local candidates.
Then share the action on social media
(The following links will take you to the APAN website)

Send email

And if you can take the next step

Phone your local candidates

Give them a call

Order a free sticker

Order a sticker to put on your car/cat/house/bicycle or make a donation to support APAN's campaign
(stickers are also available through PIEN)

Get stickers


Meet with your local candidates

Join others in your electorate to meet with local candidates

Register your interest

Put on an event - invite your candidates

APAN can help you put on an event to invite your local candidates

Register your interest

Links of interest:
Here are some recent articles about Palestine and Palestinian people ...

Water pollution reaches catastrophic levels in Gaza

Pursuing peace and strengthening presence: The Atlanta Summit of Churches in the USA and the Holy Land

Bethlehem in Danger!

Vera Baboun: Making life normal in the West Bank city of Bethlehem

Syrian crisis poses challenges in Palestinian refugee camps

Events of interest

20 -28 May (VIC)
Play: Tales of a City by the Sea by Samah Sabawi
La Mama, Carlton

25 May, 6.30pm (NSW)
Film Screening of The Idol
Burwood, Sydney

25 May, 6.45pm (QLD)
Moreton Candidates Forum
Kuraby State School

28 May, 6.30pm (SA)
AFOPA Quiz night

29 May, 7pm VIC)
Olive kids fundraiser for Gaza
Docklands, Melbourne

8-18 June (SA)
Play: Tales of a City by the Sea
Bakehouse Theatre

3 August, 11am and 7pm (NSW)
Play: Tales of a City by the Sea
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

15 - 24 October (Palestine)
JAI Olive Picking Program

Would you like to join one of the PIEN Working Groups?

There are a number of working groups starting up in PIEN. They are all looking for more members. Please contact the PIEN office if you would like any more information. Come and join the fun!


Australian Christians who seek lasting peace for the people of Palestine and Israel. 

We aim to equip and 
inform Australian churches, inspired by Christ’s vision for universal reconciliation.

Executive Officer
Tim Budge
0412 051 574