The ACT Palestine Forum, of which the United Church is a member, condemns the violence and mourns the loss of life and human suffering in Palestine and Israel in October 2015. The statement is available on the ACT Alliance website.

The area has seen a marked increase in killings and violence in recent weeks: “Thousands of women and men, girls and boys, have been injured and many killed… We are convinced, however, that we will not see an end to the conflict without an end to the Israeli occupation.”

The United Church, as a signatory of this statement, invites you to pray and help carry the vision of “peace, justice, hope, and dignity for Palestine and Israel, especially at times like now, when young and old alike are weighed down by despair and discouraged by the lack of a viable peace process.”