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The Apartheid-Free network is a coalition of communities who pledge to work together to end Israeli apartheid. This coalition formed in 2022, following the emerging consensus among the international human rights community that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people amounts to the Crime of Apartheid. Originally created by faith groups in North America, the network currently includes congregations, faith communities, solidarity organizations, non-profits, campus groups, businesses, and more. Centered in North America, we encourage communities throughout the world to join the network.

The Apartheid-Free network asks ourselves and our communities to take a renewed public pledge against all forms of racism, bigotry, and oppression, including against racist discrimination, islamophobia, antisemitism, and xenophobia in our own communities. We seek to educate ourselves and our communities about the devastation of Palestinian lives under military occupation, settler colonialism, and apartheid, and about the connections between settler colonialism, racist oppression, and the cult of security in Palestine/Israel, in North America, and throughout the world.

Inspired by the anti-Apartheid movement that toppled the Apartheid regime in South Africa, we are building a new anti-apartheid movement and encourage faith communities and all communities of conscience to step away from any and all support to Israeli apartheid, occupation, and settler colonialism. 

This coalition is convened by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and has a steering committee that consists of organizations and individuals that includes: 

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Alliance of Baptists
Black Christians for Palestine (BC4P)
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Community Peacemaker Teams (CPT)
Episcopal Peace Fellowship – Palestine Israel Network (EPF PIN)
Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA)
Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (IPMN)
Mennonite Palestine Israel Network (MennoPIN)
Quaker Palestine Israel Network (QPIN)
United Church of Christ (UCC)
United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR)
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME)

Building an anti-apartheid movement in North America and beyond; stepping away from any and all support to Israeli apartheid, occupation, and settler colonialism.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

We invite faith communities, congregations, and organizations as well as other communities of conscience to join us by signing the pledge to dismantle apartheid. If you are an individual, organize within your community to take collective action against apartheid.

Learn

The international human rights community agrees: Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people amounts to apartheid. Educate your communities about apartheid. Learn how it works, how it impacts Palestinian lives, and how it can be resisted.

Pledge

Join the network of apartheid-free communities around the world. By taking the Apartheid-Free Pledge your community is committing to resist racism and apartheid everywhere and withdrawing all support to Israeli apartheid.

Act

Live into the pledge and take action to stop apartheid. Join collective campaigns that ask institutions and corporations to step away from Israel’s violations of Palestinians rights.