STATEMENT OF THE 2014 AFRICAN HERITAGE DELEGATION

We, the members of the Interfaith Peace Builders’ 3rd African Heritage Delegation, participated in a study tour of Palestine/ Israel, October 25 – November 7th, 2014.

Our delegation was renamed the Zaynah Hindi African Heritage Delegation in recognition of and in solidarity with our delegation’s co-leader, a Palestinian American, who was questioned, harassed, detained and denied entry into the country upon our arrival. This was our first glimpse of the oppressive system that Palestinians live through daily.

Starting with the carefully crafted resources we send delegates to prepare them for the delegation, to the infrastructure we create and maintain that enables delegates to stay connected with each other; IFPB’s commitment to delegates extends well beyond the two week delegation program. Interfaith Peace-Builders’ Education and Advocacy program supports delegates by providing webinars, resources, and connections to the US Palestine solidarity movement.

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