WCC refutes Gatestone Institute’s criticism of Lenten campaign on water
The World Council of Churches (WCC) has sent an open letter to the Gatestone Institute in response to the institute’s web articles criticizing the WCC’s “Seven Weeks for Water” campaign. The campaign focuses on critical water issues affecting the people of Palestine, particularly in the occupied territories”.
The WCC’s Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) has invited its member churches and supporters to reflect on water — whether it is taken for granted or in short supply — during Lent. For 2016, the EWN is focusing its Seven Weeks for Water on the Middle East, with specific reference to Palestine. In a retort, the WCC invites representatives of the Gatestone Institute to meet in Geneva or New York City to discuss the details of Seven Weeks for Water and WCC’s other work.
“A cry of hope in the absence of all hope, a cry full of prayer and faith in a God ever vigilant, in God’s divine providence for all the inhabitants of this land.”
Sabeel-Kairos Palestine Document
Revd Naim Ateek Founder of Sabeel Jerusalem
“we Palestinian Christians need to know that we are remembered and supported by our friends in the UK. We hope you will join us in Solidarity to become our partners in the work of justice, peace and reconciliation”
Sabeel-Kairos is a small and energetic UK charity committed to supporting peace and justice in the Holy Land. We are a network of individuals, organisations and communities of all backgrounds across the UK who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people by promoting and advocating on the messages of Kairos Palestine and Sabeel Jerusalem here in the UK.
The network continues the work of the Christians who issued the Iona call in 2012, and the subsequent writing of our key publication ‘Time for Action’. We seek a just and lasting peace in the region based on the realisation of full human and political rights for all.