Ecumenical Accompaniment Program

Palestine, Israel

Photo: Paul Jeffrey

Photo: Paul Jeffrey

Key Partners

EAPPI is a program of the WCC in collaboration with local churches and Palestinian and Israeli civil society organizations.

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel brings volunteers from around the globe to Palestine and Israel to serve as ecumenical accompaniers and witnesses for peace. Ecumenical accompaniers live in the West Bank for three months and provide support to vulnerable communities, monitor and report human rights abuses, and connect with Palestinians and Israelis working together for a just peace. EAPPI is supported by U.S. churches in partnership with CWS and welcomes engagement from a wide range of churches, agencies and individuals, including the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church.

This program is a unique expression of the faith community’s commitment to a just peace in the region. It provides churches and individuals the opportunity to give expression to that commitment through the steadfast accompaniment of Palestinians and Israelis working for justice. When they return home, ecumenical accompaniers talk about their first-hand experiences, raising awareness and hope that a just and peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is possible.