Monday, April 14, 2014

completed "Wall" sign boards - for Good Friday event (April 18th)

As a part of our preparation for this prayer justice walk on Good Friday, we created some sign boards that replicate art found on the Wall (also known as the Separation Barrier) in Israel. Palestinians and visitors from throughout the world have added their own street art, graffiti, and public art to the Wall, as a sign of protest, an invitation to peace, and a critique of the lack of global intervention. We are posting pictures of our recreations of some of these sign boards in honor of those amazing artists (some known and others anonymous). These signs should help each of us consider what our own role could be in ending the injustice in the Middle East – whether gaining further personal awareness about the Wall, writing to a legislator, reading more about the plight of Palestinian people, or supporting a justice organization working in the Middle East.

"Now that I've seen it I'm responsible for it."

"U.S. aid: injustice anywhere is a threat
to justice everywhere. (MLK Jr.)"

"Planting a flag on the moon does not make
it yours; it simply puts a hole in the moon."

"The wall is lame."

"An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind."


"ctrl + alt + del ... Forgive what you have done? ... ICAHD 2008"

"A country is not only what it does. It is also
what it tolerates. Kurt Tucholsky 1933"

"War is not the answer."

"Your heart is a weapon the size of your fist.
Keep fighting.
Keep loving."

"I am not a terrorist."

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"Inhumane treatment of young men and boys, arrests under cover of night, unjust torture while in police custody, missing husbands and brothers and sons, children stripped of internationally agreed upon human rights. For these Palestinian boys and men, we weep with the women."

(See Palestine: The Women Weep (34th Annual 8th Day Good Friday Justice Walk) )

Making the boards was half the fun (or more)! Check out these photos of the "Wall" sign board painting workshops - March & April 2014

 In August, 2014, Chicago area readers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) publication The Lutheran saw an an article about the Working Group on the Middle East's advocacy for Palestinians.  The full-page article profiles the WGME participation in the 8th Day Center Good Friday Justice Walk in April.

(See Chicago Lutherans' Advocacy for Palestinians Featured in "The Lutheran")