The WCC is committed to a just peace in Palestine and Israel with a view that this conflict is about justice with deep moral dimensions that must be given proper weight by all if we are to reach a lasting solution. Religion can both contribute to the increase of the level of conflict, or help establish peace. Read the interview with the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Prayers, advocacy and action need to continue so Israelis and Palestinians can exist side by side, and live in peace, wrote WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a letter to WCC member churches this week.
وجه الامين العام لمجلس الكنائس العالمي القس الدكتور أولاف فيكسه تفايت رسالة إلى الكنائس الأعضاء في مجلس الكنائس العالمي هذا الاسبوع من أجل الحاجة المستمرة للعمل الصلاة والدعوة حتى يستطيع الإسرائيليون والفلسطينيون أن يتعايشا معا جنبا إلي جنب وأن يسود السلام بينهما.
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.