Trading Away Peace

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Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Finn Church Aid is the “Finnish participant” of the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) volunteer program, which claims to “provide protective presence to vulnerable communities, monitor, and report human rights abuses.” Both WCC and EAPPI play key roles in mobilizing church BDS efforts.

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Trócaire

Trócaire claims to work "in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and Israel." Its description of the region claims a population of 4.1 million (see below). The population of the West Bank and Gaza is appoximately 4 million, while that of Israel is over 8 million. Trócaire thus seems to serve only the population in the West Bank and Gaza, although it claims to work in Israel as well.

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Cordaid (Netherlands)

Cordaid, the Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid, is a member of the Vatican-based Caritas Internationalis structure and Brussels-based Catholic “International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity” (CIDSE).

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Church of Sweden

Church of Sweden is an Evangelical-Lutheran community that promotes settlement goods labeling and supports the “World Week of Peace in Palestine Israel,” organized by the World Council of Churches, which calls for “advocacy and action in support of an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine.”

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