News from the URC:
On behalf of the World Council of Churches (WCC), of which the URC is a member, the Revd Prof Dr Ioan Sauca, Acting General Secretary for the WCC, has expressed mounting concern and profound grief at the rising toll of people killed and injured in the escalating violence in Israel and Palestine.
In a statement, Professor Sauca said:
“We appeal urgently to all parties to step back from the brink of even more deadly and destructive conflict. We lament every one of the precious lives already lost, Palestinians and Israelis, in Gaza, in Ashkelon, near Lod, and elsewhere.”