“O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you
‘Violence!’ and you will not save?" (Habakkuk 1.1-2)
"On March 30, 2018, Palestinians living in Gaza began a sustained protest against the military occupation of Palestine, demanding the right of Palestinians and their descendants displaced from their ancestral lands to return home. The largely peaceful protests have been met by a violent Israeli response resulting in approximately 200 Palestinian deaths and casualties in excess of 23,600.
The United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network, committed to justice for all in a peaceful Palestine and Israel, calls upon all congregations and members of the United Church of Christ to mark this anniversary by:
Supporting UCC and Disciples Global Partners in Palestine and Israel and communicating support to our global partners in the region as a sign of our solidarity and commitment.
Calling the Thirty-second General Synod of the United Church of Christ to support the proposed resolution on Global Forced Migration, which includes the rights of Palestinian refugees, at its meeting in June, 2019.
Boycotting products made in illegal Israeli settlements, divesting from companies that profit from the Occupation, and calling for accountability in the distribution of U.S foreign aid to Israel
Advocating for legislation to be submitted in Congress that would seek to hold Israel accountable for its military detention of Palestinian children."