Heads of African American Churches and Church World Service Visit the Holy Land

A delegation of 12 African American church leaders and leaders from Church World Service visited the Holy Land in late October and early November. The group’s main purpose was to learn about life for the Christians here and to see what they could do to help in the search for faith, justice and peace.

On their last day of planned activites, they met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, including Palestinian President Abu Mazen. President Abu Mazen spoke of optimism for a recent mediation initiative, although he was also honest about the enormous challenge the present reality brings.

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