Za’atar: E-voice of the CPC-PIN


Welcome to Za’atar!

The newsletter of the Central Pacific Conference Palestine Israel Network (CPC-PIN).



Read the most recent edition of Za’atar! (click on the link below)

December 2017

In this issue:

  • A Witness for Palestinian Justice – Fayrouz Sharqawi
  • Mira Rizeq – General Secretary, YWCA of Palestine
  • UCC Joins Ecumenical Letter in Opposing “Israel Anti-Boycott” Act
  • Keep Hope Alive – The Olive Tree Campaign
  • Video: Palestine 101 – Not That Complicated

Za’atar spice is a staple in Palestinian culture and daily life. Spreading some dried thyme blended with roasted sesame seeds, ground sumac and a touch of sea salt onto toast takes place in most homes for breakfast. The periodic Za’atar newsletter of the CPC-PIN seeks to become a spicy staple in your connection with justice issues in the Holy Land.Our purposes for Za’atar is to:

  • widen our CPC connections and participation around Palestine Justice work
  • share news, reflections, denominational programs, resources for our Conference
  • announce opportunities for education, travel, partnerships and advocacy on behalf of the Holy Land
We hope you find Za’atar valuable in keeping you informed. Send questions, ideas, articles to
Johnette Orpinela ( or Diane Dulin (

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