We offer these resources because they contain interesting information and perspectives on efforts to secure a just peace in Israel and Palestine. The views are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CJPIP.

A number of the resources in this section are drawn from or based upon the resources of The Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy (CFCMEP), whose website we recommend to those looking for more information.


Kairos USA

Braverman, Mark. “Kairos Time: A U.S. Call to Action,” Ecclesio, May 21, 2013.

Braverman, Mark. “What is a Kairos Document? Presentation at Kairos for Global Justice Encounter,” Bethlehem, December 7, 2011. [pdf]

Coffman, Pauline. “Kairos USA: a movement emerges as a response to Kairos Palestine,” Ecclesio, May 20, 2013.

Coffman, Pauline. “Theological and Contextual Perspectives: Communities of Resistance and Solidarity,” [from the Kairos USA group] [pdf]

Cunningham, Katherine. “Response to Kairos Palestine: ‘The Letter of 15’ and the use of U.S. military aid by Israel in Palestine,” Ecclesio, May 23, 2013.

Dear S.J., John. U.S. churches respond to the Kairos Palestine document,” National Catholic Reporter, June 19, 2012.

Facebook page for Kairos Palestine.

Facebook page for Kairos USA.

Hoder, Susanne. “An Awakening: American Churches Embrace Targeted Economic Actions in Response to Kairos Palestine,” Ecclesio, May 22, 2013.

Institute for Middle East Understanding. “Fact Sheet: Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land,IMEU, December 17, 2012.

Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church, (USA). “220th GA Passes Boycott,” July 6, 2012.

Kairos Palestine. “A Moment of Truth,” December 11, 2009. [available in 30 languages as pdf files]

Kairos South Africa. “The Kairos Document,” 1985.

Kairos USA. “Call to Action: U.S. Response to the Kairos Palestine Document,” 2012. [pdf]

Kairos USA. “Call to Action: U.S. Response to the Kairos Palestine Document,” 2012. [online]

Kairos USA. Website.

Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council. “Honor the courage, clarity and sensitivity of Kairos USA,”, June 26, 2012.

Kairos Palestine. “A support letter to Kairos USA,” June 15, 2012.

Mennonite Church USA. “Mennonite Church USA responds to appeal from Palestinian Christians,” December 7, 2011.

Mennonite Church USA. “Response of Mennonite Church USA to Kairos Palestine,” October 5, 2011. [pdf]

Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum. “US response to the Kairos Palestine document,” PIEF Alert.

Pax Christi. “Pax Christi International Calls for an End of Settlement Policy by Israel,” January 30, 2013.

Pax Christi Executive Committee. “A letter from Pax Christi Execuive Committee to Kairos Palestine,” September 10, 2011. [pdf]

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. “Kairos USA: Diverse Christian group releases major statement on Israel-Palestine crisis,” June 19, 2012.

Rosen, Rabbi Brant. “Why I Support Kairos USAShalom Rav, June 27, 2012.

Smith, Rev. Robert. “Comment on a Moment of Truth from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,” [prob 2011]. [pdf]

United Church of Christ. “Let us respond to Christ’s message of hope with justice and peace: An Advent Pastoral Letter from the National Officers of the United Church of Christ,” November 21, 2012.

United Methodist Church. “Opposition to Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Land, Resolution 6073,” adopted May 2, 2012.

United Methodist Kairos Response. “Why Investing in Palestiine Cannot Work Without Ending the Occupation.

United Methodist Kairos Response. Website.

Wagner, Don. “Embodying Prophetic Consciousness: The Case of Kairos-Palestine and the U.S. Response,” Ecclesio, March 28, 2012.

Weiss, Philip. “US Kairos committee slams lobby and Christian Zionists, calls on Christians to ‘pay price’ of anti-Semitism charge so as to speak out,” Mondoweiss, June 29, 2012.

International Responses to Kairos

Assaly, Robert. “Letter from Canada: ‘Captivity led captive’ — for some,” Ecclesio, May 24, 2013.

Kairos Southern Africa. “Kairos Southern Africa’s response to Palestine Kairos,” [pdf]

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