UCC and Disciples leadership sign letter supporting peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians
Churches for Middle East Peace letter endorsed by church leaders in the US and in Jerusalem. Add your name…
Our passion for peace is due to the love and concern we have for the people whose lives and livelihood are jeopardized by the violence and indignities of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and the destruction it inflicts on Palestinians and Israelis alike. A negotiated peace is a first step in supporting long-term improvement in the lives of people living in conflict.
This is why CMEP is asking you to endorse the March 2014 letter delivered to Secretary Kerry which is signed by 42 Christian leaders, including five Heads of Churches in Jerusalem. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Minister and President, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, and United Church of Christ General Minister and President, the Rev. Geoffrey Black, are among the signatories.
“This letter from Jerusalem and U.S. national church leaders,” says CMEP Executive Director Warren Clark, “comes at crucial time for the hope of peace in the Holy Land. Secretary of State Kerry is playing a key role to bring the two sides together. Now is the time for all Christians to seize this opportunity to show they care about finally ending this long and tragic conflict.”