EAPPI is a Program of the World Council of Churches. It was set up in 2002 after the Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem called for a protective international presence in the Occupied Territories.
EAPPI supports Palestinians and Israelis in their non-violent actions and advocacy efforts to bring a just peace to the Holy Land.
Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) come from around the world to spend three months in Israel and Palestine experiencing the impact of occupation on people’s lives. Wearing distinctive vests, they provide a protective presence to vulnerable communities. They monitor and report human rights abuses, collect data for other agencies, and accompany Palestinians and Israelis working for peace.
Back at home, former ERAs campaign for a just peace through international law and an end to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. EAPPI’s primary mandate is International Humanitarian Law, a series of universal rules designed to protect civilians in armed conflict.