Following the “footsteps of Jesus,” the WCC-EAPPI Easter Initiative is a new collection of resource materials that includes a set of Bible studies – one on each location – proposals for concrete advocacy efforts to be made by individuals and communities around the globe, and photos, stories and videos that give witness to current realities today.

People living under occupation have shared their stories of injustice as well as their hopes for the future. 

WCC member churches and partners around the world are invited to engage with these compelling narratives around Easter, together with their local communities, and within their own families.

“This is truly an ecumenical initiative, beginning with Holy Week for Christians in the Western tradition, and running all the way through the Easter celebrations of our sisters and brothers in the Eastern traditions,” explains WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca. “In all our efforts, we want to provide opportunities for churches and partners around the globe to join hands in fostering hope and bringing peace.”

The WCC aims to promote stronger engagement in the search for a just peace among Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land. The initiative forms one in a range of efforts by the WCC and its partners to encourage and sustain nonviolent efforts for just peace for all people in Palestine and Israel.

Learn more at: WCC-EAPPI Easter Initiative 2021