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Kairos Palestine led a conference in Bethlehem called ‘Kairos for Global Justice Encounter” in December that gathered participants from 15 countries  to see current realities on the ground and what has changed since December, 2009, when the initial Kairos Palestine group issued their “Word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering.”  They issued what they are calling “The Bethlehem Call.”

Read the full statement here (PDF document).