WCC Central Committee adopts statements on Middle East issues
The WCC Central Committee today took action over the situation in the Middle East, among other places.
In a resolution, the committee “expressed its deep concern and disappointment” at the 18 February veto by the United States of a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning continued settlement construction by Israel in the Palestinian Territories.
In a “minute” written to its 349 member churches, the WCC called for the churches to “pray and continue to be involved in proactive ecumenical advocacy in solidarity with the churches in the Middle East.”
It also called for member churches to assist the churches in Iraq by “providing support to the newly formed Christian Council of Church Leaders in Iraq” and support the churches in the rebuilding of their communities after war.
Six Iraqi leaders attended the Central Committee meetings during the first week and called for the creation of an “atmosphere of security in Iraq.”
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