We are monitoring what is happening in Gaza and the destruction of the al-Ahli hospital owned by the Anglican Community. We, along with the Archbishop of Canterbury and Presiding Bishop Curry, are asking for your continued prayers for the people of Gaza and Israel. We will continue to send updates as we receive them from the Holy Land.
Episcopal Resources for the Conflict in the Holy Land
From Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “We have all been invited in the last few days to join with Archbishop Hosam Naoum and the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, as well as Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby, to pray fervently for all those who have been hurt, harmed, or killed in this conflict.” Read more here. (Prayer from Archbishop Hosam Naoum, Archbishop in Jerusalem below.)
From the Archbishop of Canterbury: “The atrocious attack on Al Ahli Hospital violated the sanctity of human life. We must exercise restraint in apportioning blame until the facts are clear. But the bloodshed, slaughter and suffering of innocent people on all sides must stop.” Read more here.
The Washington Post
[Excerpt] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, leader of the Episcopal Church, which is the U.S. branch of the Anglican Communion, said in a statement Tuesday that he had visited the hospital in 2018 and saw how “they were passionately committed to anyone who had need. I ask you to pray fervently for the birthplace of the Abrahamic faiths and for all its people. Pray for those who have been hurt, harmed, or killed — regardless of who they are or who did it,” he continued. “Pray also for the leaders and people of the entire region, that they will find the way to a just peace where all may live in safety and security as God intends.”