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


  • 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
  • ELCJHL
    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.
  • CPT
    Week 7 Palestinians in the West Bank city of al-Khalil, also known as Hebron, particularly the H2 area, suffer immensely due to the presence of Israeli settlers and the Israeli military in the middle of the Old City.
  • WCLAC
    Week 6 Night raids on Palestinians in the occupied territory are the main tool of violence towards Palestinian women. The Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) works to document and oppose this violence. Here’s what you need to know about violence against Palestinian women and what you can do so that together we can rise up.
  • Wi’am
    Week 5 We often feel divided by our national and religious views and backgrounds. But when it comes to children we as humans are in agreement: children should not be the victims of the wars and conflicts of adults. But in the occupied Palestinian territory children bear the physical and mental scars of decades of occupation.
  • MennoPIN
    Week 4 Palestinians in the occupied territories face constant fear of the demolition of their homes by Israeli authorities. The MennoPIN works to raise awareness of home demolitions and other injustices in the occupied Palestinian territory.
  • Stop the Wall
    Week 3 Palestinian communities in the occupied territory are being torn apart due to the construction of the separation barrier, otherwise known as the Apartheid Wall. As the wall gets built, Israel is effectively annexing more and more Palestinian land to itself.
  • Jahalin Solidarity
    Week 2 Refugee Bedouin communities in Palestine, living under Israeli military occupation, have experienced decades of home demolitions and forcible land transfers along with virtually non-existent services. Al Khan al-Ahmar is one such village. Jahalin Solidarity works to hold the Israeli government accountable for these transgressions in order to ensure the safety and health of villages like Al Khan al-Ahmar.
  • Zaytoun
    Week 52 It is difficult to overstate the economic and symbolic importance of olive trees in Palestine. They are also a frequent object of violence: trees uprooted by settlers, farmers separated from their land by fences and checkpoints, and land seized for Israeli settlements.
  • PCHR
    Week 51 Human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine have been well documented by the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and other organizations for decades. And yet the violations continue.
  • Tent of Nations
    Week 50 Palestinians in the West Bank have been systematically denied their rights to improve and build upon their land while, simultaneously, they see their lands encroached upon by settlements and the border wall.
  • Kumi Check-in #3
    Week 49 This week is the third of three Kumi Check-in weeks. We would like you to reflect on your experience of Kumi Actions.
  • Kumi City March
    Week 48 Kumi City March The vision of a Kumi City march is to advocate for justice and peace in Palestine-Israel as well as to gather support and raise awareness for the Kumi Now initiative
  • AEI
    Week 47 Rachel’s Tomb, north of Bethlehem, is a place of religious significance for Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike. But Israel has illegally annexed the tomb area, enclosing it with a wall and denying Palestinians access.
  • Adalah
    Week 46 The Bedouin citizens of Israel face their own brand of oppression from the Israeli government. Authorities work to strip the Bedouin of their traditional culture and livelihoods, and in the process seize their lands.
  • Dar al-Kalima
    Week 45 At the hands of the Israeli occupation Palestinians respond differently and use unique forms of resistance. Dar al-Kalima University of Arts and Culture and other schools and arts organizations know that art as a creative tool of resistance is a cornerstone of a successful nonviolent resistance.
  • CMEP
    Week 44 Implemented in 2006, the Israeli blockade of Gaza was intended to punish Hamas for their victory in the 2006 elections. However, the reality is that children, families, and ordinary citizens are most punished by the blockade. Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) sees the injustice in the blockade and is working to stop the blockade.
  • DCIP
    Week 43 Of all the injustices wrought on Palestinians, perhaps the most heartbreaking, and simultaneously least reported, is widespread youth detention…
  • Kumi Care #3
    Week 42 Self-care and community-care are key aspects of any truly successful campaign, movement, or activism! That is why this week we are engaging in Kumi Care: an opportunity to carve out space to rest and re-energize before diving back into the Kumi Now initiative.
  • Women in Black
    Week 41 There is a twisted irony at the intersection of war and gender: war is almost always declared and fought by men. But it is women and children that suffer much of the violence.
  • Pilgrims of Ibillin
    Week 40 Palestinian citizens of Israel face discrimination when it comes to education funding by the State of Israel. The Mar Elias Schools in Ibillin are working to provide quality education to all children equally, whether they are Jewish, Christian, Muslim or Druze, and it is pressuring Israel to end its unequal treatment of its citizens’ education.
  • Zochrot
    Week 39 Palestinians have been fighting for the right to return to their homes and property for seventy years. The right of return is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and precedents for it go back to the ancient philosophers. Zochrot is working for a vision of the right of return for Palestinians that makes Israel a homeland and better place for Palestinians and all Israelis.
  • Sabeel-Kairos
    Week 38 Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and flouting of United Nations (U.N.) resolutions is ongoing and unwavering. The harm caused to Palestinians by Israel’s occupation and the practices associated with the occupation breaks a wide range of international laws, and is also morally and ethically abhorrent…
  • Kumi Check-in #2
    Week 37 – Kumi Check-in This week is the second of three Kumi Check-in weeks. We would like you to reflect on your experience with Kumi Now, the website, and the book.
  • Sabeel
    Week 36 Sabeel Jerusalem is a significant place for many. The city has been demolished and rebuilt on at least eighteen occasions, and it has been conquered and reconquered more than thirty-seven times. The latest conquest was by the Israeli army in 1967.
  • ICAHD
    Week 35 Home demolitions are a constant form of violence against Palestinians. The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) works to stop these demolitions.
  • Peacemakers Trust
    Week 34 All Palestinians regardless of their faith face similar challenges. However, Palestinian Christians face a specific kind of challenge from Christian Zionists who manipulate scripture to support the oppression of Palestinians.
  • PMNH
    Week 33 While Palestinians are as a people under constant threat and assault from the occupation, the environment around them, and on which they rely, bears similar attack.
  • Kumi Care #2
    Week 32 Self-care and community-care are key aspects of any truly successful campaign, movement, of activism! That is why this week we want to introduce Kumi Care: an opportunity to care out space to rest and re-energize before diving back into the Kumi Now initiative
  • Kumi City Gathering
    Week 31 The idea and purpose behind a Kumi City gathering is to bring together individual activists and nearby Kumi Communities…
  • Badil
    Week 30 The term ‘Nakba’ is primarily used to refer to the 1948 catastrophe when over 700,000 Palestinians fled for fear of their lives or were forced from their homes. But this use of the term in the past tense suggests that the Nakba was over and done 70 years ago.
  • Al-Quds
    Week 29 Al-Quds & Islamophobia The constant slings and arrows inherent in the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory have all the markings of Islamophobia. While not all Palestinians are Muslim, the overarching view in Western media of Palestinians as terrorists…
  • MADA
    Week 28 Palestinian journalists face regular threats of censorship and violence. Frustratingly, this censorship has been aided and abetted by tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Facebook. The Palestinian Center for Development and Freedoms (MADA) is fighting for freedom of speech and a free and independent press in Palestine…
  • DSPR
    WEEK 27 Palestinians who either fled their homes or were forced out in 1948 hoped for a quick return to their houses and land. Few would have foreseen that, decades later, they and their descendants would be living as refugees or internally displaced Palestinians.
  • Addameer
    Week 26 As the case of Ahed Tamimi makes clear, Palestinians detained by the Israeli military can be held indefinitely, with few legal rights.
  • Kumi Relaunch
    Week 25 Welcome to the relaunch week of Kumi Now…
  • Ma’an Development Center
    Week 24 Among the constant injustices, big and small, perpetrated on the Palestinians, those that affect children are the most difficult to bear.
  • Aid Watch Palestine
    Week 23 Palestinian farmers across the occupied Palestinian territory face a number of unnecessary challenges, including settler violence, the destruction of olive trees…
  • Al-Haq
    Week 22 The West Bank is rich in natural resources. However, due to Israel’s occupation and control over the occupied Palestinian territory, access to and use of Palestinians’ natural resources is obstructed.
  • JAI
    Week 21 Palestinians in the occupied territories face rampant destruction of their olive trees and livelihoods. The Joint Advocacy Initiative of the YMCA-YWCA is working to replant olive trees in order to help Palestinian farmers.
  • Coalition of Women for Peace
    Week 20 The humanitarian crisis in Gaza comes with additional struggles for its women. The Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP) is working to help the women of Gaza.
  • Youth Against Settlements
    Week 19 Israeli settlements encroach on Palestinian land and lives. Resisting these settlements and settlers is an ongoing and draining experience. Youth Against Settlements (YAS) teaches and encourages Palestinians to resist the settlements.
  • RCUV
    Week 18 Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel face a number of challenges. Unrecognized Palestinian Bedouin villages in the Naqab are constantly threatened with home demolitions and land transfers, not to mention their lack of representation or services by the State of Israel…
  • Mossawa Center
    Week 17 Palestinians in Israel face regular discrimination in policing, employment, housing, and every other facet of life. The Mossawa Center works to protect the rights of Palestinian Arab citizens in Israel.
  • Kumi Care #1
    Week 16 – Kumi Care #1 Self-care and community-care are key aspects of any truly successful campaign, movement, of activism! That is why this week we want to introduce Kumi Care: an opportunity to care out space to rest and re-energize before diving back into the Kumi Now initiative
  • FOSNA
    Week 15 Palestinians in the occupied territories suffer daily, in all facets of their lives, due to the occupation. Unfortunately, the Israeli government is not alone in profiting from the occupation. Several corporations and companies pad their bottom line thanks to the occupation, and Hewlett-Packard is one of the largest.