The Episcopal Church recently passed four resolutions that will empower the church to act on behalf of Palestinians.
By Ruth McCree | Mondoweiss | July 20, 2022
In calling for human and equal civil rights for Palestinians, the Episcopal Church joins many other denominations in denouncing Israel’s continuing dispossession and discrimination against the Palestinian people.
After 20 years advocating for Palestinian human rights within our denomination, I am encouraged and happy to see that our General Convention in Baltimore earlier this month my church, the Episcopal Church in the US, passed four resolutions that will empower the church to act on behalf of Palestinians.
Briefly, these call for the following:
In Justice and Peace in the Holy Land – Our Call to Action, Episcopalians “recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist and condemn the continued occupation, segregation and oppression of the Palestinian people; recognizing that for Israel to be a democracy it must allow equality for all its peoples.” The resolution further urges U.S. leaders “to take action to oppose Israeli laws and practices that result in unequal rights for two peoples.”
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