National Service of Mourning (Palestine-Israel)
A National Service of Mourning
In remembrance of those who have died in Palestine and Israel in the current conflict
Wednesday, September 3, 6 PM
Calvary Baptist Church
755 8th St., N.W. (between G St. and H St.)
Washington, DC 20001
(Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station; red, green and yellow lines)
The loss and suffering resulting from the latest conflict between the Israeli military and Palestinian groups in Gaza is staggering. More than 1,400 civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been displaced. Weeks of overwhelming destruction have devastated land, homes, and infrastructure. The siege of Gaza and the military occupation of Palestinian territory cripple normal life. As the people of the region cry, "How long, O Lord?" we join our prayers with theirs in a service of worship. In the midst of sorrow and grief, please join us in a witness to faith, hope and love.
Alliance of Baptists
American Friends Service Committee
Church of the Brethren
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Moravian Church in America
Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace
Pax Christi International
Pax Christi USA
The Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
This service is coordinated by the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy, a network of national Christian denominations and organizations working for a just peace in the Middle East with a primary focus on Israel and Palestine.
The service will take place in the sanctuary. Metro: Gallery Place Chinatown. Parking available on street or in paid parking garage adjacent to Calvary Baptist Church on 8th Street, NW.
For more information, contact: Mike Merryman-Lotze, AFSC at MMerryman-Lotze@afsc.org