Around the world today, non-profits, NGOs, families, businesses, community centers, and individuals around the world come together for one common purpose. Christian Peacemaker Teams is here in Hebron in solidarity with local partners whose safety, homes and livelihoods are threatened by the Israeli military occupation. Will you contribute $55 today for #GivingTuesday? With just 365 people giving $55 each, we can cover the cost of one peacemaker in the field for a year. #BeTheChange
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|Thousand-year-old olive tree overlooking the |
city of Hebron.
In the U.S., the end of November means the celebration of
Thanksgiving. Here in Hebron, we may sometimes ask: For what can we possibly be thankful? We
see teargas lobbed at children regularly, men and boys detained daily, frequent
harassment of Palestinians. Violence.
It is in places like Hebron where we must practice
gratitude, where we must not let the bad that we see eclipse the goodâ€”that,
against all oddsâ€”abounds. For how
can we possibly harness and share goodness if we are unable even to recognize
it around us?
And so we, the current CPT Palestine team, offer the
followingâ€”the places and times where light breaks through darkness, where hope
conquers hopelessness, where love wins over hatred, fear, and apathy: