The Crisis in Israel/Palestine
In the midst of the crisis in Israel/Palestine, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ have been active in public witness and advocacy, and have received statements and reports from our partners in the region.
This page is a collection of those postings. You can find news and updates, reports, letters and statements from partners, position statements, and advocacy opportunities. We pray for human life to be respected, the violence to cease, and the underlying issues to be addressed.
For more information, including appeals from both denominations to raise funds for humanitarian aid, please visit here.
Three Palestinian Christians from Jerusalem and Bethlehem came to D.C. this week to advocate for a…Read More
On November 29th each year, the Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI) of the East Jerusalem YMCA and the…Read More
World YWCA & YWCA Palestine: Statement on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
On November 29th each year, the World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA)…Read More
Leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, along with…Read More
CMEP Welcomes News of Temporary Cessation in Violence and Release of Hostages; Renews Calls for a Permanent Ceasefire and an Enduring Peace
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) welcomed the recent announcement of the agreement between…Read More
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) urgently raises concerns regarding the sustainability of the…Read More
3rd Thursday Alert: Call for a ceasefire and de-escalation of the conflict, the flow of humanitarian aid, respect for safe spaces for Gazan noncombatants, and all parties to respect international humanitarian law
The devastating loss of life in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories since October 7…Read More
Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem issue statement on the Celebration of Advent and Christmas in the Midst of War
The Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem issued the following statement on Nov….Read More
The World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee, meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, on 8-14…Read More
Disciples and UCC General Ministers and Presidents join ecumenical leaders in a letter to President Biden on the Middle East
On Thursday, Nov. 9, the Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, General Minister and President of the Christian…Read More
[The following statement was adopted by the Common Global Ministries Board of Directors at its…Read More
Since the war broke out on 7 October 2023, the military has been imposing a curfew on 11…Read More