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July 22, 2014

[World Council of Churches press release] Expressing grave concern over the escalation of military operations in Gaza, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said, “Hostilities must cease. Israel, Palestine and the surrounding region must be offered the...

July 14, 2014

[Episcopal News Service] Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City is appealing for urgent aid as it struggles to provide critical healthcare services to anyone in need following more than a week of Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas militants.

One of more than 35 institutions run by the...

July 14, 2014

[World Council of Churches press release] Continuing with a long-time commitment of the World Council of Churches (WCC), a recent statement issued by Council’s chief governing body reaffirms churches’ “solidarity with those working for peace with justice in Palestine and Israel”. The statement...

July 13, 2014

[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) urgently joins with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s call for an immediate cessation of hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, especially the State of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, which is...

July 10, 2014

[World Council of Churches press release] Attacks by the Israeli military on the civilian population in Gaza, as well as firing of rockets by militants from Gaza to Israel, were strongly condemned by the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.

In a...

July 10, 2014

[Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe] The Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon, bishop-in-charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, has released the following statement:

“Reports from the Middle East have never been so discouraging or disheartening as they have been in the...

June 27, 2014

[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) urges President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress to refrain from any military involvement in the religious civil war developing in Iraq.

“Over two decades of war in Iraq has provided ample evidence war as a...

June 23, 2014

[Presbyterian News Service] With audible gasps from those in the plenary hall, the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday narrowly approved divestment from three United States companies doing business in Israel-Palestine.

By a vote of 310-303, the...

June 16, 2014

[Anglican Communion News Service] In the wake of the growing crisis in Iraq, a plea for prayer and help has been issued by the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf and the Anglican vicar of St George’s Church in Baghdad.

An estimated half a million people, including hundreds of Christian...

June 2, 2014

The following is a statement from Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt on the election of Field Marshal Abdul Fatah Al Sisi as Egypt’s new president.

[Diocese of Egypt] Egyptians are waiting for the official results of the three-day elections held earlier this week...

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