Sunday, January 25, 2015  

Bulletin no. 363, 25 January 2015



      All welcome
      Activist social media skills
      An informal session exploring how we can use social media to grow and maximise the impact of our campaigns. Venue has Wi-Fi.
      7.30pm, Tuesday 10 February
      Far From the Madding Crowd, Friars Entry (off Magdalen street)
      Celebrating Palestinian women
      To mark International Womens Festival Jan Chalmers will speak about the Palestinian Tapestry Project.
      7.30pm Tuesday 10 March
      Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford
      International issues and the general election
      Parliamentary candidates are being invited to come along to a meeting jointly organised by Oxford PSC and other international and peace campaign organisations. Details to be confirmed.
      7.30pm Tuesday 14 April
      Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford
      Oxford PSC Annual General Meeting
      AGM where we will have a guest speaker (to be confirmed), review our activities, plan ahead and elect our team of officers.
      7.30pm Tuesday 12 May

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford


We were sad to learn of the death of  Mike Marqusee. He had wanted to talk to us all in Oxford and twice we arranged it, but the ups and downs in his health made this not to be.



As an Oxford anti-  we are pleased to help spread the distribution of this document  opposing the invitation of Marin Le Pen to the Oxford Union. On this an open letter can be found here here:  and we have been asked to support the UAF rally with Maz Saleem speaking, taking place on 28th Jan in Oxford Town Hall and encourage members to attend, and to support the UAF protest that will take place on 5th February if Marine Le Pen’s talk goes ahead and encourage members to attend.


Dear Family and Friends


Yesterday the Armenian Orthodox Christian community of Palestine was celebrating Christmas Eve and the birth of Jesus.  It was the third Christmas celebrated by Palestinian Christians here in the last four weeks, the first being 25th December for Catholics and Protestants,  the second being 6th December when the other Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas and the Epiphany on the same day, and the third being 18/19th for Armenian Orthodox.  For those of you who don't already know, I'm here again in Palestine, feeling privileged to be serving a second term as an ecumenical accompanier.  For the next three months, I'll be listening to the stories of the people I meet, accompanying them in their daily lives, monitoring and reporting on the human rights situation and giving support to people on all sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict who are working in non-violent ways to bring the Israeli military occupation of Palestine to an end and bring a just and compassionate peace a little nearer for all who live here. Then I come home and talk about what I see and hear!


Those, in a nutshell, are my tasks as an Ecumenical Accompanier.  You can find out more about the programme and read some of the reports of fellow EAs on the EAPPI website 

All my best wishes,