The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) is a programme administered by the World Council of Churches founded in response to a call from the local church that brings internationals to the West Bank.
Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) live for 3 months as a presence in vulnerable communities and monitor and report human rights abuses. They join Palestinians and Israelis who are working together nonviolently for peace and support the local churches in the Holy Land. When they return home, EAs talk about their first-hand experiences to open the eyes of the world to the realities of occupation and campaign for a just and peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict based on international law and UN resolutions.
EAPPI’s vision – a future in which the occupation of Palestine has ended and both Palestinians and Israelis enjoy a just peace with freedom and security based on international law.
EAPPI’s mission – to witness life under occupation, engage with local Palestinians and Israelis pursuing a just peace, to change the international community’s involvement in the conflict, urging them to act against injustice in the region.
Read on EAPPI’s blog on the life of Children under Ocuupation