ACT Alliance, together with the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) have issued a joint statement on the current situation in Gaza, expressing their belief that “the present situation in the Gaza Strip is morally and ethically untenable.”
The statement calls out the conditions for those living in Gaza, “The almost two million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip live under a state of permanent siege, denying them their basic human, economic, social and political rights. The communities around the Gaza border experience the recurring hostilities with serious repercussions to the peaceful conduct of their daily lives.”
The three groups go on to affirm that all people are created in the image of God and that we must respect and protect human dignity and rights. “We call on all parties to work for an end to the recurring confrontations, and for a just peace that will ensure that all may live in peaceful coexistence.”
“WCC, MECC and ACT Alliance call upon their member churches, organisations and partners to pray for an end to this destructive violence and unconscionable suffering, and to increase their support and efforts for a just peace and human dignity in Palestine and Israel,” the statement concludes.
The full statement can be found here.