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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    The EA role description

    Read this sample role description for EAs to give you an idea of what we're looking for.

    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.

    Recruitment for 2017 is now closed. Check back here in the spring of 2017 to find the documents you'll need to apply for service in 2018.

    “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 and Israelis I met during my term."

    - Veronica, EA from the UK, 2015

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    You may also like to read these EAs' blogs which give a good overview of the work that they do in the field.

    Please note that we recruit EAs for the Britain and Ireland part of EAPPI only. Advocacy is a key part of an EA's 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 EAPPI International 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 have written on our Eyewitness Blog. Can you also share with your friends and networks our EAPPI resources on issues such as education, access to worship and checkpoints?

    Or why not ask us for some leaflets about EAPPI to share with your local church, school, workplace, or 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 us at 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 one of our blogs to highlight an issue.

    Find your elected representatives here:

    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:

    Contact us

    For information about applying to be an EA please contact:

    eappirecruitment@quaker.org.uk

    For information about other ways to get involved please contact:

    eappi@quaker.org.uk