Focus: Education, consciousness-raising, advocacy, and action.
Members: Sisters and Cojourners, living in New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota, Montana, and Illinois. Several have visited, lived, or worked in the Middle East. New Sister and Cojourner members are welcome.
Work: The Palestinian Human Rights Working Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month via Zoom. Each member reports on the work of an organization or agency working for the restoration of human rights for Palestinians. Such organizations at various times include but are not limited to Jewish Voice for Peace, MECA ( Middle East Children’s Alliance), BDS Movement (Boycott, Divest and Sanction), FOSNA (Friends of Sabeel North America), KUMI, Campaign to End the Occupation, Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions (Jeff Halper, Director), No Way to Treat a Child, the journals Mondoweiss and El Monitor, and local organizations in which members of the working group are involved. Current events in Palestine seed the discussions of the group. Members suggest actions to be taken by the individuals in the group or to be proposed by Sister Jennifer Corbett to the Steering Committee for action by the Rochester Franciscan Community.