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End the Violence in Gaza
''The rockets from Gaza aimed at Israeli communities are destructive and the suicide bombing incidents cannot be condoned ... We strongly condemn the air and ground assaults from the Israeli Defense Forces leading to senseless deaths ...'' (Reformierter Weltbund)
In a statement released today (7. Januar 2009), leaders of Geneva-based organization stressed the urgent need to open the borders of
“None of the violence is acceptable,” said WARC’s president, Clifton Kirkpatrick and general secretary, Setri Nyomi. “The rockets from
The statement follows.
A CALL TO PRAYER AND ACTION TO END THE VIOLENCE IN
From the World
As the number of deaths in
None of the violence is acceptable. The rockets from
While every effort must be made to bring an end to the immediate hostilities, we must also recognize that this violence in Gaza is only one symptom of the decades-long failure of the international community, the Israeli government and the leadership of the Palestinian community to achieve a just and lasting peace that ensures the security, well-being, and self-determination for both the Israeli and Palestinian people. As has been said often, peace is not only the absence of violence but also the presence of justice. We must all pray and work for an end to blockades, illegal settlements, suicide bombings, walls of separation, and all other conditions of oppression that prevent people in Palestine and Israel from experiencing the life in fullness that God intends for all.
We yearn for an end to 60 years of uncertainty, violence and oppression, all of which has left its scars on all parties regardless of ethnic, religious or political identification. It is our fervent prayer for an end to this current violence in
We call on all our member churches to pray for all those who have been affected by these callous developments and engage in actions to stop the carnage and build a just and lasting peace.
Pressemitteilung des Reformierten Weltbundes (WARC), 7. Januar 2009