Established in 2008, SCIP is an informal and growing network of people in and around the city of Salisbury, Wiltshire, with or without a religious affiliation, working for peace with justice and reconciliation in Israel and Palestine.
WHO WE ARE
SCIP is an informal group of people from Salisbury, Wiltshire, and the surrounding area of all faiths and none (Sarum is an old name for Salisbury). It is run entirely by volunteers on a not-for-profit basis.
We aim to i) raise awareness of the impact of the Occupation by Israel on Palestinians and its effect on perpetuating the conflict;
ii) support and encourage non-violent action as a means to end the Occupation; iii) draw attention to the discrimination against Palestinians living in Israel (20% of its population) who are also Israeli citizens; iv) work with others, including Israelis and Palestinians, towards ending the Occupation and blockade of Gaza; v) urge UK recognition of the Palestinian state alongside that of Israel; and vi) communicate our concerns to our local MPs, the UK government and more broadly.
WHAT WE DO
We invite speakers with firsthand experience of the Israel/Palestine situation and hold various events including film evenings, discussions and conferences.
At most of our events we sell Palestinian
produce with any profits helping to pay for the staging of future events.