From the ELCIC:
"Our hearts grieve at the resurgence of violence that bereaves both Palestinian and Israeli families. We long for peace and security for the people of Israel who seek a safe place to live free from discrimination, anti-semitism and repeated pogroms. We long for peace and security for the Palestinian people who also long to live in safety, to thrive free from occupation and discrimination. Neither have found that peace in repeated patterns of hatred and conflict." Read the full statement here.
From the Multi-Faith Summit Council of British Columbia:
"The members of the Multi-faith Summit Council of BC believe in equality and love for all members of the human family.
In the wake of some recent disturbing events in the Middle East that have negatively impacted so many lives, we wish to extend our heartfelt and sincerest condolences to all who have been affected by the violence." Read the full statement here.
From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land:
"The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land is shocked and distressed by the escalating violence in the Gaza Strip and its surrounding areas; and we are particularly concerned by the potential for today's events to trigger even greater violence throughout all of Palestine and Israel. We lift in prayer the families of innocent civilians whose lives were lost today as they mourn their loved ones. We also pray for healing for all the injured and traumatized." Read the full statement here.