World Council of Churches Policy on Palestine/Israel
Negotiating a just peace under the rule of law is the strongest option for ensuring the well-being and security of both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. This is the core of World Council of Churches policy toward the conflict. It is a conviction that has grown as 40 years of illegal occupation of Palestinian territory has claimed lives, distorted the rights of both peoples and deepened the conflict between them.
In making policy, the WCC is attentive to those who are suffering, recognizes UN resolutions as the basis for peace and is watchful that the Geneva Conventions determine the occupying power's responsibilities in the meantime. Policy is set by the WCC Assembly, Central Committee and Executive Committee.
WCC Policy documents related to EAPPI:
- Minute on the Situation in the Holy Land after the Outbreak of the Second Palestinian Uprising, Central Committee, February 2001.
- Resolution on ecumenical response to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Executive Committee, September 2001.
- Statement on the ecumenical response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Holy Land, Central Committee, September 2002.