Apply by Friday 28 April 2017 to become an Ecumenical Accompanier (human rights monitors) to serve in the West Bank in 2018 with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel (EAPPI).
Twenty EAs are wanted from the UK and Ireland to be based in Israel and occupied Palestine for three months each, between late January 2018 and early February 2019.
There is a rigorous selection process and people are recruited well in advance of their service to give time for several months of preparation and training. EAs are expected to be flexible, hard-working, physically and emotionally robust, open to hearing from different perspectives, and able to represent the programme in a professional manner.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 29 June, Friday 30 June, Tuesday 4 July and Wednesday 5 July.
EAPPI is an international programme coordinated by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and provides protection through the presence of Ecumenical Accompaniers, monitors human rights abuses, supports Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and advocates for an end to the occupation. In the UK and Ireland, EAPPI is a joint project of members of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) and other Christian agencies, and is managed by Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW).
For full details and how to apply to be an Ecumenical Accompanier, see the Quakers in Britain website.