Rima Qumsiyeh and Marlene Khoury have represented the Palestinian Youth Ecumenical Movement at the conference "Ayia Napa 26" in Egypt, organized by the World Students Christian Federation - Middle East (WSCF/ME), between the 22 and 26 of August 2011. 55 participants have attended representing 18 member movements from Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Sudan.
The conference was entitled "The Church and the revolutions of the Arab nations, building citizenship" and addressed the following main topics:
The conference included a seminar on "Youth revolution and its dimensions" followed by related discussions sub-groups.
In this conference the status of Churches and Christian community in the participating Arab countries was realized, including the situation of Christians in the West Bank who are suffering under occupation.
Through the conference, participants have focused on the importance of Church communities' cooperation for establishing the culture of freedom in the Church' life in order to meet up with Christian belief and values, so as to live the "freedom of the sons of God" and become more creative in expressing our lived faith.
By the end of the conference, participants appealed to their churches to take positive advantage of the so-called youth revolution to start refreshing the life of the Church in order to further glow and contribute with its Christ's colors in drawing his icon on the wall of the Arab nations' future, and fulfill the words of the Apostle Paul: " You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free... serve one another humbly in love" (Galatians 5: 13).