This page contains all of the past weeks, their information and actions from the Kumi Now initiative.

  • Week 48: The Kairos Document
    Week 48: The Kairos Document November 26 to December 2 In 1985, theologians around Soweto, South Africa issued the first… more
  • Week 47: Gender-Based Violence
    Women in the occupied Palestinian territory face persistent gender-based violence through night raids, settler violence, collective violence towards their families,… more
  • Week 46: Children’s Rights
    This week, as people around the world celebrate Universal Children’s Day on November 20, we are reminded that Palestinian children… more
  • Week 45: Antisemitism
    Across Europe, November 9 is the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism. As a nonviolent movement dedicated to achieving peace… more
  • Week 44: Anti-Muslim and Anti-Islamic Discrimination
    November is Islamophobia Awareness Month, run by the Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) non-profit in the United Kingdom. Kumi Now… more
  • Week 43: Women in Conflict
    There is a twisted irony at the intersection of war and gender: war is almost always declared and fought by… more
  • Week 42: Profiting from Occupation
    Every week, hundreds of companies and corporations are profiting off the occupation. Sadly, these profits are at the cost of… more
  • Week 41: Mental Health
    Mental health is too often a taboo subject even in the healthiest of societies. But in societies torn apart by… more
  • Week 40: Nonviolence in Palestine
    October 2 is the International Day of Non-Violence, celebrated annually by the United Nations on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.… more
  • Week 39: Bedouin Rights
    Refugee Bedouin communities in Palestine and Israel have experienced decades of home demolitions and forcible transfers along with virtually non-existent… more
  • Week 38: Blockade of Gaza
    The Kumi Now community celebrates International Day of Peace on September 21 by standing together for the part of Palestine most… more
  • Week 37: Bethlehem
    Rachel’s Tomb, at the north end of Bethlehem, is of religious significance for Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike. But Israel… more
  • Week 36: Education Funding and Policy
    It’s that time of year! Students across Palestine and Israel, and around the northern hemisphere, have headed, or are about… more
  • Week 35: Art as Resistance
    Art as a creative tool of resistance is a cornerstone of a successful nonviolent resistance. While some resist the occupation… more
  • Week 34: Christian Zionism
    All Palestinians regardless of their faith face similar challenges. However, Palestinian Christians face a specific kind of challenge from Christian… more
  • Week 33: U.S. Role in Palestine
    August 19 is World Humanitarian Day. As we advocate for the “safety and security of humanitarian aid workers, and for… more
  • Week 32: Indigenous Rights
    August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This week, Kumi Now is following U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres’s… more
  • Week 31: Collective Punishment
    Adopted in August of 1949, the Fourth Geneva Convention (more properly called the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of… more
  • Week 30: Family Unification
    On July 31, 2003 Israel passed the Nationality and Entry into Israel Law, making the lives of thousands of Palestinian… more
  • Week 29: Israeli Apartheid Wall
    Resolution ES-10/15 doesn’t, in name, sound like much. But it was a resolution passed on July 20, 2004 that acknowledged… more
  • Week 28: Morally Responsible Investing
    Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and flouting of United Nations  resolutions is ongoing and unwavering. Dozens of international corporations profit off… more
  • Week 27: Kumi Relaunch
    It’s time to Rise Up! If this is your first time hearing about Kumi Now, welcome! Please refer back to… more
  • Week 26: Nuclear Israel
    The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was signed on July 1, 1968. According to the U.N., “More… more
  • Week 25: Palestinian Refugees
    Palestinians who were either forced from or fled their homes in 1948 and 1967 hoped for a quick return to… more
  • Week 24: Tourism and Pilgrimage
    For the northern hemisphere, students and families around the world are beginning their summer vacations. While in the southern hemisphere… more
  • Week 23: Environmental Effects of the Occupation
    June 5 is World Environment Day. While Palestinians as a people are under constant threat and assault from the occupation,… more
  • Week 22: Child Fatalities
    The United Nations observes June 1 as the Global Day of Parents, acknowledging the critical role that parents have in… more
  • Week 21: Preserving History and Culture
    The United Nations celebrates May 21 as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The day was… more
  • Week 20: The Ongoing Nakba
    For Palestinians, May 15 is Nakba Day. That is the day following the Israeli Independence Day on the Gregorian calendar.… more
  • Week 19: U.S. Support of Israel
    Palestinians in the occupied territory have long suffered as a result of U.S. support of Israel. The Trump administration’s decisions… more
  • Week 18: Freedom of Speech
    As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day on May 3, we want the world to know that Palestinian journalists face… more
  • Week 17: Nation-State Law
    On May 1, 2018, the Knesset passed the Nation-State law (officially Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish… more
  • Week 16: Administrative Detention
    This Palestinian Prisoners Day, April 17, let us remember the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners. At the end of 2019,… more
  • Week 15: Home Demolitions
    Having a home and a safe place for your family to live in is one of the most vital parts… more
  • Week 14: Minors in Military Courts
    Many of the injustices committed against Palestinians combine in the use of night arrests and military prisons to traumatize children… more
  • Week 13: Conditions in Gaza
    On March 30, Palestinians celebrate Land Day, a commemoration of the first Palestinian general strike, in 1976, against land confiscation… more
  • Week 12: Natural Resources
    The West Bank is rich in natural resources. However, due to Israel’s occupation and control over the occupied Palestinian territory,… more
  • Week 11: Olive Trees
    Palestinians in the occupied territory face rampant destruction of their olive trees and livelihoods. As more trees are uprooted and… more
  • Week 10: Women in Peacebuilding
    In other weeks of the year we document the hardships that women have had to bear due to the occupation.… more
  • Week 9: Restrictions on Movement
    The checkpoints throughout the occupied Palestinian territory control and choke the lives of Palestinians. In 2014, UNAIDS declared March 1… more
  • Week 8: Settlements and Violence
    This week, as Palestinians mark the date of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre on February 25, the Kumi Now community is… more
  • Week 7: Discriminatory Policies towards the Palestinian People
    In declaring February 20 the World Day of Social Justice, the United Nations stated “that social development and social justice… more
  • Week 6: Medical Rights
    The blockade of Gaza is a noose around its neck. One of the worst impacts of that noose is the… more
  • Week 5: Palestinian Citizens of Israel
    Palestinian citizens of Israel face regular discrimination in policing, employment, housing, and every other facet of life. As the High… more
  • Week 4: Jerusalem
    Once regarded as the center of the world, an epicenter of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, a symbol of the clashes… more
  • Week 3: Building Permit Discrimination
    As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, another injustice that we need to address involves the building of homes… more
  • Week 2: Doing Business while Palestinian
    We begin our year by looking ahead to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed the third Monday of each year,… more
  • Week 1: Kumi New Year
    Welcome to a new year of Kumi Now! As you look back at your own year past and forward to… more
    WEEK 11 Palestinian Christians are facing increasingly difficult circumstances due to the Israeli occupation. This has led many Palestinian Christians to emigrate…
  • Kumi Check-in #1
    Week 10 This week is the first of three Kumi Check-in weeks. We would like you to reflect on your experience with Kumi Now, the website, and the book. Once you have taken some time to reflect, we would be grateful if you could complete the feedback form below so that we can keep Kumi Now relevant and enable you to rise up together for justice.
  • Military Court Watch
    Week 9 Many of the injustices committed against Palestinians combine in the use of night arrests and military prisons to traumatize children most of all. Military Court Watch (MCW) is dedicated to publicizing and countering this process. Here’s what you need to know about Palestinian children in the Israeli military system and what you can do so that together we can rise up.
  • Al-Marsad
    Week 8 Cut in two by the 1967 Arab-Israel War, the Syrian Golan faces a wide set of problems. The Israeli government is systematically marginalizing its Syrian population in order to turn the occupied Syrian Golan into ‘Northern Israel’. Al-Marsad, the Arab Human Rights Centre, exists to protect the human rights of this marginalized population.