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About Us

We came together in 2022 as an interdenominational coalition of faith groups in North America following the emerging consensus among the international human rights community that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people amounts to the Crime of Apartheid.

We ask 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 and in North America.

Inspired by the anti-Apartheid movement that toppled the Apartheid regime in South Africa, we are building an 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).

246 Apartheid-Free Communities

as of Feb 22, 2023

Faith-based Communities (103)

Congregations

Ainsworth United Church of Christ, OR
Ames Friends Meeting, IA
Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, MI
Beyt Tikkun: A Synagogue Without Walls, CA
Bidwell Presbyterian Church, PA
Burlington Friends Meeting, VT
Christ Chapel United Methodist Church, Oyani
Church of the Covenant, MA
Conejo Valley Worship Group, CA
Faith Community Church, NC
Faith Mennonite Church, IN
Fellowship of Hope Mennonite Church, IN
First Mennonite Church, Urbana, IL
First United Methodist Church, Moheto
Floyd Friends Meeting, VA
Frazer Mennonite Church, PA
Hope 4 All Interfaith Community, ND
Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, MI
Live Oak Friends Meeting, TX
Mending Minyan, CT
Meriden Congregational Church, NH
Multnomah Friends Meeting, OR
New Millennium Church, AR
Northeast Kingdom Quakers, VT
North Meadow Circle of Friends, IN
Oakhurst Baptist Church, GA
Peace Mennonite Fellowship, CA
Pioneer United Methodist Church, WASaint John of God Parish CACINA, NY
Ravensworth Baptist Church, VA
Sacred Liberation, TX
Shalom United Church of Christ, CT
St. Mary Magdala’s Spiritual Center (Community of the Cross, Inc.), IN
The Land United Methodist Church, CO
The Mennonite Palestine Israel Network (MennoPIN)
Tzedek Chicago, IL
Wedgewood Community Church, NC
West Philadephia Mennonite Fellowship
Valley View Presbyterian Church, PA

Denomination Level Communities

Alliance of Baptists
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
South Central Yearly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends
United Church of Christ

Faith Communities

Alphabet Brothers of Color, CA
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America~Bautistas por la Paz
Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism – BLUU
Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Central Pacific Conference UCC Palestine Israel Network
Central Pacific Coast of the United Church of Christ, OR
Chavurah for a Free Palestine of Kehilla Community Synagogue, CA
Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy
Denver-Boulder Jewish Voice for Peace
Des Moines Catholic Worker Community
Ecumenical Peace Institute/Clergy and Laity Concerned
Episcopal Churches of the Big Bend, TX
Episcopal Peace Fellowship – Palestine Israel Network
Friends Meeting of Washington Peace & Social Concerns Committee
Friends of Sabeel North American (FOSNA)
Friends of Wadi Foquin, CA
Global Mission Committee, First UMC, Portland
Hawai’i Friends of Sabeel
Insight Meditation Society
Interfaith Communities United for Peace and Justice, CA
Interfaith for Palestine, UK
InterReligious Task Force on Central America, OH
Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Justice for All, IL
Justice in Palestine and Israel Community of the Alliance of Baptists
Kairos Palestine
Methodist Federation for Social Action
Middle East Peace Community, Kehilla Synagogue, CA
New Hope Collaborative, LA
NorCal Sabeel, CA
On Earth Peace
Palestine Christian Alliance for Peace (PCAP)
Palestine Task Force, Northern California/Nevada Conference, United Methodist Church
Pax Christi Harrisburg, PA
Pax Christi Metro DC Baltimore
Pax Christi New York State
Pax Christi USA
Peace & Justice Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago
Peace and Social Justice Committee, Fifteenth St Friends Meeting, NY
Prestatyn’s Peace for Palestine, UK
Quaker Palestine Israel Network
Rose City Rebel Dhamma, OR
Sabeel Kairos Norway
Sabeel-Kairos UK
Social Action Committee, Ascension Lutheran Church, VT

St. Isidore Catholic Worker Farm, WI
St. Louis Catholic Worker, MO
Sudden Leap, CA
Swasiland Concerned Church Leaders
Temenos Catholic Worker, CA
The Mennonite Palestine Israel Network (MennoPIN)
The Oscar Romero and Simone Weil Catholic Worker House, CA
The Traveling Nunk, NC
Tikkun Olam Chavurah, PA
Tirdof Havurah, CO
Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, MA
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East – Massachusetts Chapter
United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network
United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR)
Yoga Roots Odeceixe, Portugal
Solidarity Organizations (98)
Al-Awda, Bay Area
Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, MA
American Friends Service Committee
American Muslims for Palestine
Americans and Palestinians for Peace, IA
Arab Advisory Group for Ann Arbor Public Schools, MI
Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace & Justice in the Middle East, IL
Art Forces, CA
Bay Area Women in Black, CA
Berkeley Women in Black, CA
Black Christians for Palestine
Boycott From Within, Israel
Brooklyn For Peace
Bündnis für Gerechtigkeit zwischen Israelis und Palästinensern e.V.
Center for Jewish Nonviolence
Christian-Jewish Allies for a Just Peace for Israel-Palestine, PA
Citizens for Justice in the Middle East, MO
Colorado May Day Club (CPUSA)
Committee for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel, IL
Community Peacemaker Teams
Connecticut Shoreline Indivisible
Convivencia Alliance, UK
Dallas Palestinian Coalition
Dallas Peace and Justice Center
Delawareans for Palestinian Human Rights
Fellowship of Reconciliation – USA
Gender and Sexuality Alliance, South Africa
Gibanje za pravice Palestincev, Slovania
Glasgow Palestinian Human Rights Campaign
Healing for Peace, OH
High Country Mutual Aid
Howard County for a Free Palestine, MD
Indiana Center for Middle East Peace
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) Scotland
Jahalin Solidarity
Jewish Network for Palestine, UK
Jewish Voice for Peace
Jewish Voice for Peace, Bay Area
Jewish Voice for Peace, Northern New Jersey
Jewish Voice for Peace, Central Ohio
Jewish Voice for Peace, Denver-Boulder, CO
Jewish Voice for Peace, Health Advisory Council
Jewish Voice for Peace, New Haven, CT
Jewish Voice for Peace, Portland, OR
Jewish Voice for Peace, South Florida
Jewish Voice for Peace, Vermont and New Hampshire
Jewish Voice For Peace, Westchester, NY
Kairos Palestine Sweden
Kairos USA
Knoxville Area Women in Black, TN
LAMP – Local Alliance for Mideast Peace, TN
Lansing Area Peace Education Center, MI
Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights
Maroon Party for Liberation, NY
Middle East Children’s Alliance
Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)
Mid-Missourians for Justice in Palestine
Migrant Roots Media, NC
Muslim Alliance for Black Lives, TX
Muslim Community Helpline, UK
New Hampshire Veterans for Peace
Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel, MN
Ohio Peace Council
Palestinian American Organizations Network
Palestinian, Arab and Muslim (PAM) Caucus of the California Faculty Association (CFA) (SEIU local 1983)
Peace Action Wisconsin

Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane
Peacemaker Trust
Pittsburg BDS Coalition, PA
Progressive Peace Coalition, OH
Queer Mikveh Project, WA
QUIT! Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism, CA
Racial Literacy Groups, NY
Reject Raytheon, Ashville, NC
Rochester Witness for Palestine, NY
Rockland for Palestine, NY
Saddleback Muslim Student Association, CA
Santa Feans for Justice in Palestine, NM
SE London PSC/Lewisham Friends of Palestine AGM
Shomeret Shalom, CA
South African BDS Coalition
Southerners on the New Ground, Floyd Virginia
SplitSeed Productions
St. Louis Friends of Bethlehem, MO
Texas Arab American Democrats
The International Academic Campaign Against Israeli Occupation and Apartheid
The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, ICAHD-USA
tUrn Climate Crisis and Action, CA
UK-Palestine Mental Health Network
Union for the Justice Laura Marx, FL
USA-Palestine Mental Health Network
Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land
Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 34
Virginia Coalition for Human Rights
VOCAL-NY
Voices for Justice in Palestine, CA
WESPAC Foundation, Inc, NY
Women Against Military Madness – Middle East Committee, MN
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Businesses and Other Organizations (45)
ANC Veterans League, South Africa
ASI Mexican Fusion Bistro, CA
Autonomy Salon and Wellness, VA
Balance, Uruguay
Baltimore Nonviolence Center, MD
Banyan Health SA, Switzerland
Beroukas Oncology, Greece
CopyProof, IN
Davis Viticultural Research, CA
Elliot’s Books Since 1957, CT
Evolve Ames, IA
FREE.99 Records, Canada
Gentle Communications, LA
Greenleaf, NM
Griffen Strategic Consulting, AR
Haven, PA
Inner Fields, NY
International Food Safety and Quality Services, CA
J. Sky Designs, CA
Juris Scribe Services, DE
Just Spirit, LA
LifeMinders, TN
Love Shine Tea, NY
Mount Moksha Foundation, India
Narrative, VA
Organic Tree Juice Bar, CA
Our Revolution – North Dakota
People Tree Wellness, NY
Poderosas by Valeria, CA
Prelude Capital Investors, Washington D.C.
Public Bank Orange County, FL
Self Embark, CA
Serenity Threads, CT
Slow Integration Coaching, CA
Squawk & Paw Pet-sitting, WA
Stafford Farms Limited, FL
The Quantum Institute, NY
The Spokane Ecosocialist, WA
Tides Advocacy, CA
Tikun Olam – Breaking News on the Israeli National Security State
Touch Matters Bodywork and Massage
Untapped Lab
Vanguarde Marketing Solutions, TX
Vanilla Factory, South Africa
Weped USA

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.