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

    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.

    Christians in Israel and in the Middle East, present and future

    Patriarch emeritus Michel Sabbah of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has addressed an academic congress held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, regarding Palestinian Christian Identity in Israel and the Middle East.

    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.