The Crisis in Israel/Palestine

The Crisis in Israel/Palestine

2023-2024

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.

Sabeel Wave of Prayer: Week of June 17, 2024

Two weeks ago, Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, added Israel to its so…

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“Screams from Under the Fire” – DSPR update from Gaza: June 2024

The Middle East Council of Churches’ Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR) shared…

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WCC calls for a permanent ceasefire and unhindered humanitarian access in Gaza

A statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee called upon “all parties…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer: Week of June 10, 2024

On June 8th, the Israeli military conducted a massacre in Nuseirat refugee camp, in its military…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer: Week of June 3, 2024

Israel continues to pound Rafah with bombs, resulting in multiple massacres. Some areas of the…

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MECC-DSPR update on continuing work in the Gaza Strip

The Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees of the Middle East Council of Churches continues…

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CMEP joins joint Statement: NGOs demand UN Security Council enforce ICJ orders on Israel’s actions in Rafah

The undersigned NGOs urgently call on all permanent and elected members of the UN Security Council…

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WCC strongly condemns new attack by Israeli forces near camp for displaced persons in Rafah

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay strongly condemned an…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer: Week of May 28, 2024

On the 20th of May, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan, issued a…

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Gaza Today: Perspectives from Palestinian Christian Partners

Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 1-2pm Eastern As Israel’s war on Gaza continues, more than 34,000…

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WCC calls for reasserting international law for resolution in Israel and Palestine

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay underscored the…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer: Week of May 20, 2024

After over 200 days, Israel continues its military operations in Gaza. Israeli air strikes are…

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B’Tselem: The era of impunity for Israeli decision-makers is over

The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor’s request to issue arrest warrants for Israeli…

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CMEP Calls on Biden Administration to Advance Efforts Toward Peace

As an organization of Christian denominations and organizations committed to peace, Churches for…

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Statement from the ACTAlliance Governing Board on the dire situation in Gaza

[The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ are members of…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer: Week of May 13, 2024

Earlier last week, Hamas accepted an Egyptian-Qatari mediated cease-fire proposal. After the…

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CMEP Welcomes President Biden’s Assurances that U.S. Weapons Will Not Be Used in a Rafah Ground Invasion 

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) welcomes recent remarks from President Biden indicating he…

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B’Tselem statement – The Israeli government: “Let them die”

An Israeli attack on Rafah, where more than 1 million people from all over Gaza strip are seeking…

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