The following organizations are friends of the Canadian BDS Coalition, and share a common commitment with coalition members to pursing a just peace in the region.
Canadian Friends of Sabeel (CFOS) is a Canadian Christian organization actively engaged in partnerships of solidarity that promote the perspectives and peace vision of the Palestinian Christian community. Rooted in the Gospel of non-violence, justice, peace and reconciliation, we work with communities of all faiths, non-governmental organizations and other like-minded networks and organizations to accomplish our goals. We focus on working towards a just and enduring peace for Palestinians and Israelis that will benefit the whole Middle East region. We carry out our mission primarily through education and solidarity projects in Canada.
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is a pan-Canadian organization whose mission is to empower Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development and peace in the Middle East, and here at home in Canada. The three core pillars which define our positions are:
- Respect for international law;
- Equal expectations of all; and
- Violence is not a solution.
UNJPPI (United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel) is a grassroots network of United Church members, adherents and friends. We grew out of the requests from the leaders of the Palestinian churches who called on Christians worldwide to stand in solidarity with our Palestinian sisters and brothers who are suffering. The Kairos Palestine Document eloquently and faithfully describes the long-standing and worsening conditions faced by Palestinians living under the illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. UNJPPI helps raise awareness within and beyond the United Church of Canada of these conditions. We encourage our members to work to end to the illegal Israeli occupation and to help create peace with justice through education, prayer, networking and advocacy for Palestinians and Israelis alike.