Older postsAnciens articles | Newer postsArticles récents  

 — August 12, 200612 aoüt 2006
 

The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism join church leaders and inter-church organizations around the world in urging an immediate cessation of hostilities in the conflict between Israel and Hezbullah.

The CCE‘s new Executive Director Anthony Mansour and the Associate Director Adèle Brodeur write: “We call for an immediate implementation of the UN ceasefire resolution in the Middle East. As Ecumenical Centres, the current situation is contrary to our mission of promoting understanding and mutual respect of each one’s religion. We urge people of all faiths to pray for peace.”

Rev. Dr. Jan Bigland-Pritchard, Director of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, writes: “I would like to add my voice to the many voices calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities. I urge all who read this site to pray for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East and to consider assisting with the humanitarian needs that are emerging.” Welcoming the news on Friday evening that the UN Security Council had passed a ceasefire resolution, Bigland-Pritchard added: “It is still too early to measure the effect of the UN resolution passed today calling for a ceasefire, but we shall continue to pray in the days ahead for an end to the violence and for a just and lasting peace.”

Posted: August 12, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=255
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, peace, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, statements
Transmis : 12 aoüt 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=255
Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, peace, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, statements


  Older postsAnciens articles | Newer postsArticles récents