The World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee, meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, on 8-14 November, released a statement that demands an immediate ceasefire, and the opening of humanitarian corridors in Palestine and Israel.
In the aftermath of a tragic attack by Hamas terrorists on Israeli communities, volunteers who were tasked with clearing the bodies during and after the fight recount the horrifying scenes they witnessed.
More than 1.1 million Palestinians are struggling to flee from areas of north Gaza targeted by the Israeli military ahead of an expected land offensive a week after Hamas’s bloody attack into Israel.
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) expresses deep distress over the Hamas attack on Israel and the resulting violence, calling for efforts to de-escalate the situation and work toward a just and lasting peace.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is following closely the developments in Israel and Palestine since the outbreak of hostilities on 7 October, following the reported launch of thousands of rockets from Gaza into Israel, and the infiltration of southern Israel by Hamas gunmen. Israel’s prime minister has declared that the country is at war.
Israeli PM Netanyahu's plan to build housing units in the West Bank, known as biblical Judea and Samaria, has sparked controversy but has strong support from Israelis who view it as reclaiming their biblical inheritance.
Syria is facing a severe situation with a fragile infrastructure and deficient international aid after the recent earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks. Churches have been destroyed and many Christian families are displaced. The church there is taking humanitarian action and needs help more than ever.
When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit on February 6, ACT members went to Syria and Turkey right away to find out what they needed. They also began to provide life-saving aid, including food, medicine, warm blankets, mattresses, and pajamas, to families who lost everything to the devastating quake, even as search and rescue efforts continued to free survivors from the rubble.
One day after the catastrophic 7.8 earthquake, a massive international rescue and aid effort is underway to help millions of Turkish and Syrian people, reeling from the worst natural disaster in nearly a century to hit the area.
Rev. Sally Azar was ordained on January 22 as the first Palestinian Christian woman to serve in this role in the Holy Land.