WCC-EAPPI Easter Initiative 2022

An Easter initiative by the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (WCC-EAPPI) sets out to connect the sacredness of Jerusalem with what is sacred to us as human beings: home, worship, family, identity, human dignity and life, and solidarity.

Easter Initiative 2022

The Easter Initiative takes a look at how the sacredness of Jerusalem and its inhabitants is threatened today, shedding light on human rights violations that occur in Jerusalem and that are detrimental to the character of Jerusalem as the City of Peace for people of different religious and national backgrounds.

Through biblical reflection, prayer, advocacy engagement, and feature material highlighting present-day experiences in Jerusalem, churches and partners around the world are invited to engage with the different narratives around Easter, also together with their local communities.  

The Easter Initiative includes materials that will help people understand the fabric of peace—and what is weakening it—in Jerusalem. Four types of tools are available:

Bible studies reflect on biblical texts connected to the sacredness of home, worship, family, identity, human dignity and life, and solidarity. Six Bible studies are designed for individual reflection or small discussion. Each Bible study includes a biblical text, short reflection, questions for leading a discussion, and a prayer.

Feature stories focus on current examples of human rights abuses in and around Jerusalem.

Advocacy talking points help people learn more about to take action for change. Six advocacy talking points help lift up a call to action.

Social media cards are available for download and sharing.

Visit the WCC-EAPPI Easter Initiative 2022 page