(Anglican Journal) Anglicans pass hotly debated Palestine – Israel resolution

Posted by Kendall Harmon

After a long and passionate debate, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada meeting in Ottawa has passed a resolution on the issue of peace and justice in Palestine and Israel.

The resolution reiterates the established positions of the church, which “recognize the legitimate aspirations, rights and needs of both Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace with dignity within sovereign and secure borders; condemns the use of all kinds of violence, especially against civilians; calls for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza); and calls upon Israel, as an occupying power, to recognize the Fourth Geneva Convention, which forbids the transfer and settlement of its citizen in occupied territories. ”

However, it also calls on Canadian Anglicans to take some new steps, including educating themselves more deeply.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesAnglican Church of Canada* International News & CommentaryMiddle EastThe Palestinian/Israeli Struggle

Posted July 9, 2013 at 6:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

Ah yes, nothing like a dwindling group of white, Western Christians wagging their fingers at other groups in other parts of the world that do not care one way or the other what they think of their problems.

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