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Special Collection supporting The Friends of St Andrew's Jerusalem

On the two Sundays, either side of St Andrew's Day, there is the opportunity to make a donation to EAPPI, a partner of The Church of Scotland for whom funding at this time is more important than ever. EAPPI has been chosen as the organisation to receive funding from The Friends of St Andrew's Jerusalem & Tiberias through the offering at their annual St Andrew's Day Service.

The World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) was founded in 2002 in response to a call from the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem to create an international presence in the country.

EAPPI provides a continuous presence of 25-30 Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs), who serve in small teams throughout the West Bank for three months, accompanying local people and communities and offering a protective presence. EAs monitor and report human rights violations, bringing eyewitness accounts to the world's attention.

EAPPI is guided by ‘principled impartiality’, taking no side but emphasising the importance of human rights for all and respect for international humanitarian law (IHL). EAPPI uses the internationally recognised model of ‘accompaniment’. This is guided by IHL and requires both a strategic local presence and international pressure in order to be effective.

In the UK and Ireland the programme is administered by British Quakers; the Church of Scotland was one of the three founders in 2002.

After EAs’ three months in the West Bank they are debriefed and prepared for advocacy work in their local communities, telling of what they have seen, and advocating for a just peace.


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