Church groups on four continents are raising their voices together for peace in Palestine and Israel, March 12-19, 2006. “International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel” is an advocacy initiative with broad ecumenical participation …

Church groups on four continents are raising their voices together for peace in Palestine and Israel, March 12-19, 2006. “International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel” is an advocacy initiative with broad ecumenical participation convened by the World Council of Churches.

At various times and in different countries, policy-makers and public audiences will hear during the week that, despite decades of patient advocacy, a just resolution of the conflict remains distant and so churches are uniting behind the urgent need for peace.

From Oslo to Cape Town, Toronto to Jerusalem, church groups will meet with parliamentarians and government ministers, hold public meetings, make media appearances, keep vigils and plant olive trees. Pax Christi International and its worldwide network of member organisations are taking part. The international action has the support of H.B. Michel Sabbah, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem. He is also the President of Pax Christi International.

The goal is to promote a just peace together, guided by long-standing WCC and other Christian organisations positions on an equitable, negotiated solution to the conflict.  These policies reflect the broad international and legal consensus around a two-state solution based on relevant UN resolutions and a settlement that secures the legitimate rights and future of both peoples.


Pax Christi International http://www.paxchristi.net

Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem http://www.lpj.org  

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation http://www.hcef.org 

World Council of Churches http://www.wcc-coe.org