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Mit zunehmender Gewalt gegen die palästinensische Bevölkerung müssen wir uns fragen: „Antwortet jemand auf meinen Ruf?“

Ein neuer Bericht der ökumenischen Begleitpersonen, die vor Ort in Bethlehem, Jerusalem und im Jordantal im Einsatz sind, zeigt mit seinen dokumentierten Zwischenfällen, dass die von Siedlern ausgeübte Gewalt zunimmt und immer offener zutage tritt. Die palästinensische Bevölkerung stellt sich die Frage, ob jemand ihren Forderungen nach Gerechtigkeit Beachtung schenkt.

Statement on the Escalating Crisis in Gaza

The executive committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), meeting in Bogotá, Colombia, on 6 to 11 June 2024, lifts up the suffering of the civilian population of Gaza in the midst of the ongoing attacks in the territory, with a death toll now surpassing 36,000 people, over two-thirds of them children and women, more than 83% of the population displaced (in most cases repeatedly), the complete destruction of medical, educational, and other civilian infrastructure, with more than 50% of homes destroyed, leaving over one million people homeless. 

Executive committee

A reflection on the commemoration of Helena

Helena, along with her son Constantine the Great, the first Christian Roman Emperor, are widely venerated as saints, especially in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Most Orthodox churches will contain an icon showing both Constantine and Helena and, in between them, held by both, a cross, probably representing the True Cross” – the one on which Jesus was crucified. 

Fact sheet - East Jerusalem Demolitions (March 2024)

This fact sheet is a product of the work of the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (WCC-EAPPI) under the EU-sponsored project entitled “Maintaining a Lively Palestinian and Bedouin Presence in EAST Jerusalem Through Protective Presence, Monitoring, Documenting, and Advocacy”. The document covers data assembled as of 31 December 2023.

WCC Programmes

On Palm Sunday, WCC walks in solidarity with Gaza Christians

On Palm Sunday, accompaniers from the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel walked in the traditional procession, carrying messages of solidarity with Gaza Christians during an especially painful time.