Hi everyone. I wanted to let you know that I will be part of a national webinar next Tuesday, September 20th at 10:30 AM BC time to talk about the Advent Peace Box and how we used the resources in our congregation at Sicamous United Church to talk about peace and justice in Palestine and Israel.
If you are interested, please join the free webinar that day. It will be available to view afterward if you can’t see it `live’.
I have extra Palestinian za’atar, soap and olive oil, on hand, so you can order it, or ask for it an anytime. Continue reading to find out more about the webinar and how ordering Zatoun products (Peace box) can help bring peace and justice in Palestine and Israel.
More info below…
Support peace in Palestine and Israel, and involve all generations in becoming a justice-seeking church. Our popular Advent Peace Box, a practical tool for worship and study, is back for 2016 along with intergenerational worship, sermon, and workshop resources. The Peace Box’s accompanying online resources can be used for one or all four Sundays in Advent in worship, at a meeting, at a coffee time, or any other time that works for you.
Use or adapt the Advent resources below specifically created for the Peace Box. Join a free Advent Peace Box webinar on September 20, 2016. Learn how to use these worship and workshop materials to plan your faith community’s Advent journey. Details and registration: United in Learning.
Two versions of the Peace Box are available. The individual items in your Peace Box can be offered for consignment sale, or you can buy them yourself, at the following prices:
- Standard Peace Box 750 ml bottle olive oil (5 enclosed, $21 each) Za’atar thyme herb mix (2 enclosed, $5 each) bar of olive oil soap (2 enclosed, $5 each) Total: $125
- Community Peace Box 750 ml bottle olive oil (10 enclosed, $20 each) Za’atar thyme herb mix (4 enclosed, $5 each) bar of olive oil soap (4 enclosed, $5 each) Total: $240
These make wonderful gifts and allow you to promote Zatoun in your community while advocating for economic justice for Palestinians.
- Offer them for sale after worship.
- Sell them at an alternative giving fair.
- They make great Christmas or housewarming presents.
The Advent Peace Box will be available from Zatoun in Fall 2016. Order by November 19 to ensure delivery in time for Advent! Consignment pricing is available—pay half of the total cost up front, then half once all products are sold. The final payment is due to Zatoun by January 31, 2017.
For over 10 years, Canadians working for a just peace in Israel and Palestine have been purchasing and distributing Zatoun olive oil and other products (soap, herbs, embroidered craft items) as a means of advocating for economic justice for Palestinians and supporting Palestinian livelihoods. Plus, they enjoy the high-quality olive oil and other products!
This is a part of the Unsettling Goods: Choose Peace in Palestine and Israel campaign.
Zatoun (registered as “Palestine Peace Awareness Inc.”) is a registered non-profit organization. Proceeds are used to directly benefit Palestinian farmers and children living in occupied Palestine and to create awareness for peace in Palestine. Learn more.