Statements by the churches in the Middle East
since the outbreak of the second Palestinian uprising

10 April 2002 letter from the churches to the United Nations Security Council

2 April 2002: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan press release: "...the pastorís home and the churchís International Center in Bethlehem have been hit by shelling from Israeli tanks and soldiers today..."

26 March 2002: Easter message from Jerusalem

12 March 2002: "Remember the value of human life": Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center statement

24 March 2001: Appeal from the Churches of Jerusalem

17 December 2000: Common Christmas Message 2000 of Their Beatitudes the Patriarchs and Heads of the Christian Communities in the Holy Land

21 November 2000: Pastoral letter issued by the Heads of the Churches of the Middle East at their meeting on 20 and 21 November, 2000 in Bkirke, Lebanon

9 November 2000: A Faithful Appeal from the Churches of Jerusalem

12 October 2000: Homily by H.B. Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarchate, on behalf of the heads of churches (at Jerusalem Ecumenical Worship service)

11 October 2000: Letter from the Lutheran bishop in Jerusalem to the general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, and
13 October 2000: Letter from LWF general secretary to LWF member churches

10 October 2000: The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) statement

4 October 2000: The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, Diocese of Jerusalem

2 October 2000: The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) statement on the situation in Palestine

30 September 2000: Statement of Their Beatitudes the Patriarchs and Heads of the Christian Communities in Jerusalem

Statements following church and ecumenical delegations to the Holy Land

26 March 2001: Churches Together in Britain and Ireland reflections on an ecumenical visit to the Middle East

26 February 2001: World Alliance of YMCA's statement on a November 2000 visit to the West Bank

12 December 2000: Final statement by a US Christian ecumenical delegation to the Holy Land


General index of church and ecumenical statements, letters and appeals since 28 September 2000 - SEE BELOW (currently being updated)



General index of church and ecumenical statements, letters and appeals
since the outbreak of the Second Palestinian Uprising

Note: The WCC International Affairs, Peace & Human Security team has compiled a collection of statements, letters and appeals regarding the situation in the Holy Land that have been sent to the WCC by church and ecumenical bodies since the outbreak of the second Palestinian uprising. The detailed index of this compilation, which is being continually updated, appears below.

From the WCC general secretary and governing bodies
WCC general secretary

WCC general secretary

WCC Central Committee

12.12.2000

10.10.2000

05.02.2001

Pastoral letter to TB the Patriarchs and Heads of Christian communities in Jerusalem

Letter to UN secretary-general

Minute on the situation in the Holy Land after the outbreak of the Second Palestinian Uprising


From WCC member churches
IN THE MIDDLE EAST
TB the Patriarchs and Heads of Christian communities in Jerusalem
"
"
"
"

Heads of the churches of the Middle East
24.03.2001

17.12.2000
09.11.2000
12.10.2000

30.09.2000
21.11.2000

Appeal from the churches in Jerusalem

Common Christmas Message 2000
A faithful appeal from the churches
Homily by HB Michel Sabbah on behalf of TB the Patriarchs and Heads of Christian communities in Jerusalem
Statement
Pastoral letter


IN NORTH AMERICA
United Church of Canada - Global Relationships
Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas
Canadian Christian leaders
Presbyterian Church (USA)
"
US Christian ecumenical delegation to the Holy Land
General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - presiding bishop
"
05.01.2001

04.01.2001

04.01.2001
19.12.2000
Oct. 2000
12.12.2000

18.10.2000

12.10.2000

03.10.2000
Resolution on a just peace in the Middle East

Statement

Statement
Letter to all Presbyterians
Letter to President Clinton
Final statement

Statement on the current crisis in the Palestinian territories and Israel

Letter to President Clinton

Statement on Augusta Victoria Hospital

IN EUROPE
Church of Norway
Church of Scotland
Archbishop of Canterbury
Church of Sweden
13.10.2000
12.10.2000
10.10.2000

Statement
Statement
Statement
Appeal for Middle East by Church of Sweden and other organizations

From Christian World Communions
Lutheran World Federation
"
"
13.10.2000
02.10.2000
02.10.2000
Letter to LWF member churches
Letter to Ehud Barak
Letter to Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat

From Regional/national ecumenical organizations
Middle East Council of Churches
"
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
"
10.10.2000
02.10.2000
26.03.2001
13.10.2000
Statement
Statement
Reflections on an ecumenical visit to the Middle East
Statement

From other ecumenical organizations
World Alliance of YMCAs
Church-related European and Canadian agencies
26.02.2001
16.10.2000
Statement on the November 2000 report of a visit to the West Bank
Statement

Letters by heads of churches in Jerusalem
HG Bishop Munib A. Younan
"
"
HG the Rt Rev Riah Abu El-Assal
HB Patriarch Michel Sabbah
31.01.2001
25.10.2000
11.10.2000
04.10.2000
Feb. 2001
Letter to President Bush
Open letter
Letter to LWF
Open letter
Lenten message


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