International Ministries

Serve in Israel Through Initiative of World Council of Churches

May 14, 2013 Opportunity
Serve as a  Volunteer accompanier in Israel through the World Council of Churches and the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)

A volunteer accompanier serves for three months in a West Bank city or a small village sharing the in the day to day lives of Palestinian people, or supporting Israelis in nonviolent action for peace.

About EAPPI...

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) is an initiative of the World Council of Churches.

EAPPI seeks to support local and international efforts to end the Israeli occupation and bring a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a just peace, based on international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.

Since the program was launched in 2002, volunteer accompaniers from more than 14 countries have taken part in EAPPI. Each accompanier serves a three-month term in an international team, placed in West Bank cities and villages or in Jerusalem.

EAPPI-US is the US-based program supported by US national churches in partnership with Church World Service. US accompaniers commit to sharing their experiences through public speaking, writing and advocacy after they return.

Participating churches include:
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Episcopal Church USA
Presbyterian Church USA
Reformed Church in America
Roman Catholic Church
United Church of Christ

To learn more about this program, go to the EAPPI website 

**Please note that the normal free travel accident insurance supplied by International Ministries may not apply due to the high risk location of service