Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East

Grounded in Abrahamic Theology

Seeking a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians
through political advocacy

                          
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About Us
(AIME) has a unique mission to promote and join together interfaith dialog and  faith-based action that addresses human rights violations caused by the U.S. supported illegal Israeli occupation. Our shared Abrahamic beliefs in One God and the duty to love our neighbors are our moral compass, compelling us to seek and speak out for a just peace in Israel-Palestine and a major shift in U.S. policy upon which it depends.  

The voices from our three faith traditions are the driving forces behind this social justice ministry. 

AIME Vision Statement

AIME Theological Grounding Statement

AIME's Partners for a Just Peace

Wondering about the AIME logo?

A Poem: Why Do I Weep by Kelly Baker
Kelly Baker is Volunteer Delegation Coordinator - Palestine & Israel at Presbyterian Peace Fellowship
We are seeking poems from the Jewish and Muslin communities too.

Contact Us

Miriam Thompson thompiriam@gmail.com

Sam Bryan (webmaster) sam@durhambryans.com

AIME Activities (Also refer to Events)

  • AIME has continued its legislative initiatives (See Legislative Updates)
     
  • AIME intervened in the free speech debate at the Chapel Hill Town Council meetings that was driven by the “End the Occupation” advertisements placed on the Town buses by the Church of Reconciliation’s Salaam Shalom Committee and supported by Veterans for Peace, Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, Jews for a Just Peace, and Coalition for Peace With Justice.  The Town was asked by some hostile voices in the community who opposed the ad’s message and demanded their removal.  Listening to the voices organized by the Church, AIME and allies, including the ACLU, the Town Council voted overwhelmingly to adopt a “limited public forum” bus policy that allowed the ad to continue, and confirmed the Town’s commitment to the right of free speech, and to keep open the public square for dialogue and debate over social policy.  The controversial initiative spurred months of media coverage and public conversation.
     
  • AIME helped build upon the conversation provoked by the bus ads with a major forum on U.S Military Aid to Israel, “The Quest for a Just Peace,” held on April 14th at the UNC campus’s FedEx Building’s Global Education Center in which over 200 people participated;
     
  • AIME has expanded its outreach to faith communities, and has established a local chapter in Oxford;
     
  • We co-sponsored with other allies and help in organizing the “Breaking the Silence” book tour (www.breakingthesilence.org) throughout your congressional district and other parts of North Carolina.  The tour featured Dana Golan, the former Israeli military officer and Executive Director of this organization of Israeli military veterans who oppose the Occupation;
     
  • AIME was invited to join a meeting at the Duke Center for Human Rights with  B’Tselem’s Executive Director, who urged participants to work more vigorously with Congress to change unqualified support for Israel and its Occupation; 
     
  • Our expanded research driven by our own members, many of whom have traveled to Israel and Palestine, and research provided by national faith and human rights organizations – most recently the research and tool kit provided by Amnesty International to Cong. Tom Lantos and the Congressional Human Rights Commission he chairs.
     
  • We are also seeking deepened partnerships with and support of human rights organizations including B’Tselem in Israeli and the U.S., and the Palestine Human Rights Center in Gaza.