On Oct. 17, the Al-Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza, managed by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, was bombed, killing hundreds of civilians. Read their statement expressing grief and a cry for the protection of civilians. We are shocked, saddened, and distressed by the brutal violence unfolding in Israel Palestine. We are fearful of further loss of innocent life. Faith groups are united in their message: "Ceasefire now. Lay down the sword."
Last week, MOGC signed a letter requesting three things of Congress:
- Publicly call for ceasefire, de-escalation and restraint by all sides
- Call on all parties to abide by the laws of war, including the Geneva conventions and customary international law
- Prioritize steps to secure immediate release of hostages and ensure international protection for civilian
Our requests have not changed. Please join us in our advocacy for the innocent civilians trapped in the maw of this senseless violence.
Take Action Now
We are working closely with Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition of Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches, to raise our voices calling for peace for all people in Israel/Palestine. We invite you to join us in telling the U.S. Congress and President Biden to support a de-escalation of violence and restraint by all parties in the conflict.
Call the White House
Tell Pres. Biden our three requests listed above. The number for the White House comment line is 202-456-1111 and the hours of operation are 11am to 3pm ET, Tuesday - Thursday.
Pray for Peace
Join Churches for Middle East Peace online to pray for peace in Israel/Palestine every Wednesday from 12:30pm-1:00pm ET. Register here.