Member Church and Ecumenical Statements on Violence between Hamas and Israel

Please find below a list of links Ecumenical Statements made by member churches. This list will be updated as needed during the ongoing violence between Hamas and Israel.

Member church statements

ACC + ELCIC statement, October 8, 2023

Church leaders call on Canadian government to advocate for the respect of international law in Gaza, October 18, 2023

Church leaders urge Prime Minister Trudeau to call for a ceasefire and open corridor for humanitarian aid

A response to partners’ requests from the Middle East

Development and Peace- Caritas Canada
EN: Gaza crisis: a call to help, a call to peace | Development and Peace (
FR: Crise de Gaza : un appel à l’aide, un appel à la paix | Développement et Paix (

PCC’s statement.

UCCanada statement, October 7, 2023:

MCC Statement and campaign

WCC statements:
WCC urgently appeals for immediate ceasefire in Israel and Palestine, October 7, 2023

WCC calls for a new approach to conflict in Palestine and Israel, October 13, 2023

WCC calls for urgent humanitarian response in Gaza and UN-Led criminal investigation, October 19, 2023

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops CCCB
EN: Statement by the Most Rev. William T. McGrattan, Bishop of Calgary and CCCB President, to the Catholic Faithful in Canada on the Recent Escalation of Conflict in the Holy Land – Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
FR: Déclaration de Mgr William T. McGrattan, évêque de Calgary et président de la CECC, aux fidèles catholiques au Canada sur la récente escalade du conflit en Terre Sainte – Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Mennonite Church Canada Palestine Israel Network

Project Ploughshares

Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers)

Filed in: Palestine Israel Conflict, Statements


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