Coalition for Peace with Justice

Annual Meeting:

“Charting Our Course to the Future”

9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 20

Community Church of Chapel Hill

106 Purefoy Rd

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Join CPWJ friends and supporters at our annual meeting as we chart our course to the future. Your input is needed!
Arrive at 9:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast and conversation with friends. We convene at 10:00 a.m. See how CPWJ is making a difference in our work for peace with justice in Palestine/Israel:

  • Hear reports from a recent trip to Israel/Palestine as the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers was unfolding
  • Learn about our exciting effort to provide drinking water for children in Gaza
  • Gain insight into the struggles of Jews and Palestinians in Israel as we showcase development of a web-based collection of objective resources

And make your voice heard in strategic planning as we chart our course to CPWJ’s future!



Join Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb for Lunch


“Faith in the Face of Empire”


Sponsored by the Coalition for Peace with Justice, Lutheran Peace Fellowship,
and Bright Stars of Bethlehem

 11:45 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 24

United Church of Chapel Hill

1321 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Chapel Hill, NC  27514

Join Rev. Dr. Raheb for lunch as he shares about his ministries of education, advocacy, job training and social programs that serve 60,000 Palestinians in the West Bank, Palestine.
Rev. Raheb is pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. As one of the few Palestinian Christian theologians, he has been active internationally fostering ecumenical and inter-faith relations.  Raheb is author of Bethlehem Beseiged and Faith in the Face of Empire.  Media outlets including the BBC, CNN, 60 Minutes, and the New York Times have covered his work.

Rev. Raheb builds self-sustaining educational and civic institutions to increase access to employment, health care, economic and higher educational opportunities.  These opportunities have been impeded under the Israeli Occupation where the Separation Wall, checkpoints and the permit system restrict movement of Palestinians to resources in nearby Jerusalem.  Learn more about Rev. Raheb at 

Arrive early and participate in a cooking demonstration from 10:30-11:30 led by Palestinian chefs, graduates of Dar Al Kalima College in Bethlehem.

Please RSVP by Sept. 22. A suggested tax-deductible donation of $20.00/$10,00 (students) will be appreciated.  Proceeds go to expansion of the accredited Dar Al Kalima University, Bethlehem. To learn more and make your reservation, visit the United Church of Chapel Hill.