We believe that everyone can take action to help end the occupation and bring about a just peace for both Palestinians and Israelis. We need a movement of people who can take action for peace. Will you join us?

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    EA Role description

    Check the EA role description to see if you have the skills and aptitude required.

    Apply to be an Ecumenical Accompanier (EA)

    We have a rigorous selection process and recruit people well in advance of their service to give time for several months of preparation and training. We expect EAs 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.

    Applications for service in 2016 are now closed.

    Check back here in February 2016 for the application pack for service as an EA in 2017.

    Check the role description, above, to give you an idea of what we're looking for.

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    “It is an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I hope I will become an advocate worthy of the many Palestinians I met during my term."

    - Veronica, EA from the UK, 2015

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    Application Pack

    Please read the role description so that you can see if you have the skills and aptitude we are looking for. You may like to see EAPPI videos and EAs' blogs which give a good overview of the work that EAs do in the field.

    The application form for last year is shown here for your information only:

    Application form for EAs

    Please note that we recruit EAs for the Britain and Ireland part of EAPPI only. Advocacy is a key part of an EAs' service and one of the selection criteria is that candidates must be able to demonstrate their "involvement with church/ecumenical and/or peace networks in Britain or Ireland".

    Applicants from other countries should apply to their own country programme via the international EAPPI website.

    For queries about the application process please email EAPPIrecruitment@quaker.org.uk

    Share the stories

    • Please read and share the eyewitness accounts EAs from Britain and Ireland write on our blog.
    • Share EAPPI resources on issues like education, access to worship and checkpoints.
    • Hear a returned EA speak (below), or invite an EA to speak at your local group.
    • Ask us for leaflets about EAPPI to distribute in your church/group/community.

    Invite an EA to speak

    EAs returning to their home communities are more than happy to share their stories by speaking to different audiences. If you would like to invite an EA to speak to your community group, please contact EAPPI on eappi@quaker.org.uk.

    Write to your elected representatives

    If you are concerned about an issue, why not contact your elected representative to tell them about it and ask them to act? Pressure from constituents via emails, phone calls and meetings is one of the most important and effective ways we can help influence government policy.

    When writing or speaking to an elected representative, remember to:

    • keep your points short and specific
    • ask for their view or response
    • always ask them to raise the issue with the relevant minister.

    Don't forget you can send them a section of one of our blogs, or the whole story.

    There is a campaign for access to education for Palestinian children highlighted on the International EAPPI website. You can use the sample letter to write to your official.

    Find your elected representatives:

    Support Israeli peace groups

    Discover ways you can support Israeli peace activists and groups by visiting their websites. For example:

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    "Ending the occupation is better for Israel. If you care deeply about Israel, you'll care about its soul, and its soul is being eaten away by the occupation."

    - Gila Svirsky, Israeli peace campaigner

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    Visit Israel and occupied Palestine

    Explore the situation first-hand by meeting people affected by the conflict and looking at aspects of life in Israel and occupied Palestine. Tours are run by a number of different groups including those listed below (all are off-site links):

    Donate

    Support EAPPI by sending a donation (make cheques payable to BRITAIN YEARLY MEETING, with EAPPI on the back) to Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ.

    Follow EAPPI on social media

    Twitter

    Facebook

    Sign up to receive monthly alerts from us with news from the blog and urgent actions you can take.

    Watch a film

    Watch a short film about EAs and the kind of work they do in the field. It was made by our Finnish EAPPI colleagues, and has subtitles in English and Finnish.



    Contact us

    For information about applying to be an EA contact:

    eappirecruitment@quaker.org.uk

    For information about other ways to get involved contact:

    eappi@quaker.org.uk