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The National Council of Churches, its Member Communions, and other ecumenical partners have spoken out strongly on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. Below is a list of statements issued thus far as well as links to relief efforts.



NCC Statements


Statements by NCC Member Communions

Alliance of Baptists – A Reflection on the Violence in Palestine and Israel

American Baptist Churches USA – A Message from the General Secretary Amid Violence in Middle East

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church – Statement from the College of Bishops on the Israel/Gaza Conflict

Church of the Brethren – Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine: A Mission and Ministry Board Statement

Community of Christ – War Between Hamas and Israel: Statement from the Peace and Justice Team

The Episcopal Church – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Calls Church to Prayer Following Attack on Anglican Hospital in Gaza

The Episcopal Church – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on 10,000+ dead in Gaza: Stop the killing

The Episcopal Church – Resources for the Conflict in the Holy Land

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – ELCA Presiding Bishop Issues Statement on Israel-Hamas War

Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, Northeast American Diocese – Metropolitan Call for Prayers for Peace in the Holy Land

Orthodox Church in America – Holy Synod issues statement on the conflict in Israel and Palestine

Presbyterian Church (USA) – Acting Stated Clerk Condemns Violence Between Israel and Hamas

Religious Society of Friends, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting – Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Response to the Israel-Gaza Conflict

The United Methodist Church – UMC Bishops Condemn Violence in the Middle East, Call for Prayer and Action



Other Ecumenical Statements

Churches for Middle East Peace


Church World Service


Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches of Jerusalem


World Council of Churches


Relief Responses

American Baptist Churches USA – IM Requests Prayers for Peace in Israel and Gaza; Offers Relief Support to Partners in the Region

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) – Middle East Crisis: Responding with Partners to War in the Middle East

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Lutheran Disaster Response Middle East Crisis

Presbyterian Church (USA) – Contribute to Disaster Relief Middle East

United Church of Christ – Middle East Support