Jason Goroncy, Towards the Ancient City, 2016. Photograph of mixed media.

Church responses to the Palestine-Israel conflict

The escalation of execrable violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories is again in the world’s spotlight. Among the many statements being offered in response are those from Christian communities and ecumenical bodies. These reflect a diversity of approaches and viewpoints, a reminder, among much else besides, that catholicity does not equate to univocality. Jason Goroncy has helpfully compiled a list of such statements. In most instances, these give some visible expression to the aspirations of those whose lives remain marked by a struggle to bring discord, division, fear, and violence to an end; that is, some expression of the hopes promised in the gospel.

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