(ENS) Episcopal Church General Convention to consider resolutions on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Several resolutions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be considered by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention, meeting here July 5-12.

Among them is Resolution B019, which calls on the church to engage actively in the discipline of advocacy, study, and prayer for peace between Israelis and Palestinians; encourages all Episcopalians to travel to the Holy Land as pilgrims and witnesses; affirms the importance of economic measures designed to support a negotiated two-state solution; and calls for positive investment in the Palestine Territories and in the social service institutions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

The resolution, proposed by Diocese of Northern California Bishop Barry Beisner and endorsed by Olympia Bishop Gregory Rickel and Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Services & Federal Ministries Jay Magness, also commends the leadership of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in calling all Episcopalians to advocate for an end to the conflict and increase support for the Jerusalem diocese and the other Christian communities of the Holy Land.

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One comment on “(ENS) Episcopal Church General Convention to consider resolutions on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  1. AnglicanFirst says:

    How about the attacks on Christians by Muslims in Nigeria?

    Or does the Nigerian situation fall into a different secular political category? Which is more pressing? After all, the Palestinians are being armed and led by signficant radical Muslim forces that have been conducting a “charm offensive” in the Western nations over the past fifty years or so. But apparently the Nigerian Christians have no “charm” in the eyes of the political-secularists.