PIEF

The PIEF is an international, inter-church advocacy initiative for peace in Israel and Palestine

    WCC condemns attacks against a mosque in West Bank and Christian centre in Jerusalem

    WCC has condemned recent attacks against a mosque in the West Bank and a Christian centre in Jerusalem that appear to be part of the series of so-called “price-tag” attacks by extremists.

    WCC condemns atrocities by the “Islamic State” in Syria

    The WCC has strongly condemned the latest attacks and atrocities reported to have been committed by the so-called “Islamic State” against Christians in Syria.

    Kairos Palestine’s document “A Moment of Truth”: Hopes, aspirations, impact

    Kairos Palestine’s document “A Moment of Truth”: Hopes, aspirations, impact

    An influential document full of hopes and aspirations, having received worldwide acclaim for highlighting the struggle of Palestinians against oppressive Israeli occupation, continues to seek a future after its fifth anniversary was celebrated in December last year.

    The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) was launched by the WCC in 2007 to catalyze and co-ordinate new and existing church advocacy for peace, aimed at ending the illegal occupation of Palestinian territories in accordance with UN resolutions, and demonstrate its commitment to inter-religious action for peace and to justice that serves all peoples of the region.

    PIEF acts to

    - challenge government support for the occupation

    - challenge public support for the occupation

    - challenge theological and biblical justifications for the occupation and

    - maintain viable the Palestinian Christian presence in the Holy Land.