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Seven Iona Community members have contributed to a new download of reflections for use during the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 18-24 September. We also remind you of a book of personal experiences in that region which provides an insight into the political and historical circumstances that led to the current situation.

Photo: The Abbey from the garden © David Coleman


New download

Seven Days download transspaser

Seven Days (PDF download)

Stories and reflections for the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

Jan Sutch Pickard & members of the Iona Community

Digital download:

  • Take seven days – 18-24 September 2016 – in the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel.
  • Take seven very different experiences of the land and people now divided by the Separation Barrier.
  • Take a commitment to justice and peace, and a desire to build bridges.
  • Take seven members of the Iona Community: Rosemary Power, Norman Shanks, Colin Douglas, Runa MacKay, Eurig Scandrett, Warren Bardsley, Jan Sutch Pickard …

… and you will have, in this download, a reflective resource for this week, a small contribution to our shared task of ‘dismantling barriers’.

22 pages

For more information and to see a sample

Other downloads on peace


Also about the Middle East

Exile in Israel transspaser

Exile in Israel

(Book & e-book)

A personal journey with the Palestinians

Runa Mackay

First published in 1995, this is an autobiographical account of forty years in the life of a British doctor working with victims of war and exile in Israel, Lebanon and the Occupied Territories. Runa Mackay shares her thoughts and views of political situations such as the Six-Day War, the birth of the Intifada, Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and the Israeli deportation of Palestinians living in disputed territories.

Dr Runa Mackay writes with authority and verve about her forty years’ service in Israel and Lebanon. Her story is medically impressive, socially moving and politically trenchant. Her faith, courage and sustained commitment to the Palestinian cause over so many years is deeply challenging.
Revd Dr Gordon Strachan
Director, Church of Scotland Centre, Tiberias 1987-1989

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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