Week of prayer for peace in Palestine and Israel from May 28 – June 3
From 28 May to 3 June, the World Council of Churches (COE *) invites the Churches who are constitute it and organizations associated with them, to participate in a week of testimony, formation and prayer for peace in Palestine and in Israel.
Il COE invites participants to:
1. Pray together with the Churches that live under occupation, using a special prayer from Jerusalem.
2. Inform on efforts that contribute to peace and to those that hinder it on the ground, and in particular the communities in the occupied territories;
3. Consult with the political leaders by supporting and promoting strategies and ecumenical initiatives in favor of peace and justice.
* The Ecumenical Council of Churches (also known as World Council of Churches (WCC), founded in 1948 and with headquarters in Switzerland, consists of 349 churches and Christian communities (largely Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox) scattered in hundreds of countries and territories throughout the world, representing more than 560 million Christians. The Catholic Church participates as an “observer”. The WCC is the largest among many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, whose goal is Christian unity. The Founding Churches of the WCC are located mainly in Europe and North America. Today, Churches in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific region are also members.
For in depth information on World Week of Prayer for Peace in Palestine and Israel see www.worldweekforpeace.org