The War in Gaza

Once again the middle-east is in a state of war, with Israel invading Gaza, seeking to remove the Hamas leadership who were behind the Oct 7 attacks on Israeli citizens that resulted in hundreds of deaths. So far in early November, over 11,000 people have died in the Gaza territory. ( CBC News).

The United Church of Canada’s philosophy is to work with other NGO’s, and Kairos Canada is one we support. Kairos has issued a statement on the war that we agree with, entitled ‘ An Ecumenical Statement on the escalation of violence between Hamas and Israel’ ….  “We join the voices of those in the region and others in Canada and internationally in urging the Canadian Government to support a ceasefire and a negotiated resolution to this violence. The pain and tragedy of the growing numbers of civilian lives, Israeli and Palestinian, lost in the violence to date are evidence of the need for an immediate ceasefire, not an escalation of violence.”  Link to Kairos page .

As far as monetary donations to aid people, the United Church of Canada has a a secure page at .  Our Federal Government also supports the U.N. agency on the ground in Gaza; the UNRWA: United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the near-east.  re Government of Canada click here