A Reconciling Response to War in the Middle East

At a time of increasing bloodshed between Israelis and Palestinians, with mounting tension between nations of the Middle East and beyond, leaders of Mennonite World Conference make three urgent appeals:

  1. That member churches of Mennonite World Conference pray and act for an end to the spiral of violence and injustice in the Middle East, recognizing that favouring one nation or ethnicity to the detriment of another harms the gospel and humanity;
  2. That Palestinian militants cease their assault on Israelis, release hostages, and seek nonviolent ways to address their just concerns;
  3. That Israeli government cease their current assault on Gaza and the West Bank and begin to redress the decades of occupation and dispossession perpetuated upon Palestinian people.

Read full response: MWC Response