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Goals/Mission:

Ann Arbor Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (AAUUJME) has been a social justice group at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor since 2000.

Committee Membership:

To join our committee, you must be part of the UU community (defined as a member or "friend" of our congregation) and endorse the 2002 UUA General Assembly's Action of Immediate Witness "Toward Peace and Justice in the Middle East", the 10 principles of the Churches for Middle East Peace and the Charter for Compassion (see Resources). These documents guide and inform our committee work. Meetings are the 3rd Sunday of the month at 10:45 am

We are committed to working for peace and justice in the Middle East that affirms the equality, dignity, freedom and security of Israelis and Palestinians. This means ending the oppressive military occupation of the Palestinian territories and addressing the seven decades-old refugee crisis. We are guided by the Unitarian Universalist principles, United Nations resolutions, the Geneva Conventions, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and justice, and resistance against ethnic cleansing and oppression. We educate our community about the history and current realities of Israel-Palestine, and advocate peace and security for both Palestinians and Israelis. We oppose U.S. military, diplomatic, and financial support for Israel’s occupation, colonization, and disproportionate assaults. We support non-violent protest by Palestinian and Israeli peace activists, including the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Movement.

For more information, contact Co-Chairs: Mark Jagner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Anne Garcia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

2016-17 AA-UUJME Annual Report

Links to selected websites with information about the Israel-Palestine Conflict:

  1. National UUs for Justice in the Middle East: http://www.uujme.org
  2.  US Campaign for Palestinian Rights: https://uscpr.org/
  3.  If Americans Knew: http://www.ifamericansknew.org
  4. US Palestinian Community Network: http://uspcn.org/
  5. Jewish Voice for Peace: http://jewishvoiceforpeace.org
  6. No Way to Treat a Child: http://nwttac.dci-palestine.org
  7. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement: https://bdsmovement.net/
  8. American Muslims for Palestine: https://www.ampalestine.org/
  9. Students for Justice in Palestine: http://www.nationalsjp.org/
  10. B'Tselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: http://www.btselem.org
  11. BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights: http://www.badil.org/en/
  12. Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA: http://icahdusa.org
  13. Friends of Sabeel North America: https://www.fosna.org/
  14. Churches for Mideast Peace: http://www.cmep.org
  15. Council in the National Interest: http://www.cnionline.org
  16. Interfaith Peace Builders: http://www.ifpb.org
  17. Michigan Peace Team: http://www.michiganpeaceteam.org
  18. The Electronic Intifada: https://electronicintifada.net/
  19. U of M Center for Middle East and North African Studies: https://www.ii.umich.edu/cmenas/