Church statements

From Palestinians

A briefing on ‘Attacks against Christians‘, prepared in 2022 by the organisation Protecting the Holy Land Christians.

Kairos Palestine and Global Kairos for Justice 1 July 2020: “Cry for Hope: a Call to Decisive Action“. Please add your name to this call to decisive action. Cry for Hope is available in multiple languages on their website here.

Patriarchs and Heads of Local Churches in Jerusalem, 2017 re: The USA moving their embassy to Jerusalem.

Kairos Palestine: A moment of Truth, 2009
Kairos Palestine: Statement from third year anniversary conference, 2012
This is a significant work released from Palestinian Christian Heads of Churches, a ‘word of faith hope and love from the heart of the Palestinian suffering’.

Statement by Christian and Church Leaders on the Situation in Gaza,  National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine, November 2012

Statement from 100 Christian Community Leaders in the Holy Land to European Countries: Support Palestine’s membership in the United Nations, November 2012

From Other Church leaders and organisations

Sample letter opposing move of Australian Embassy, 2018. We invite you to download this letter and adjust it to suit yourself. Contact details where to send it are included at the bottom of the letter.

World Council of Churches, Statement on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, 2009

Statement by Australian Church leaders, 2008
Resolutions by Australian National Council of Churches forum, 2011

Pax Christi International statement on Settlements, 2013

Statement by South African Church Leaders, December 2012
Our exposure to the Palestinian East Jerusalem and the Israeli-Occupied West Bank was overwhelming, one which traumatised us.

Statement of Korean Church Leaders, Nov 2012
Palestinian are not our enemies- they are our brothers!

Open letter from 15 church leaders in USA asking US to audit military aid to Israel, October 2012

Statement by World Methodist Council, 2011.

For more: see the World Council of Churches  or click here for more on the BDS – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign