Gaza Statement by the President and Vice-President
26 July 2014
The situation in Gaza continues to capture our attention and
prompt our compassion. It is time now to pray. This year's
Conference directed the Methodist people to the resolutions of the
2010 Conference. One of those resolutions commended all the peoples
of the region to the care of Almighty God and urged the Methodist
people to engage in regular, informed prayer for the needs of the
Land of the Holy One. As President and Vice-President of the
Conference, we call all Methodists to that urgent task.
We are not alone in doing so. Christian Aid have provided a
prayer for the region; an appeal for funds to help in the
situation; and a call to sign a letter to the Foreign
Secretary asking for Britain to take some action. These can be
found at Christian Aid's
holy and strong in love,
holy and immortal.
have mercy on us and on all in the land called holy.
Where fear brings despair, let there be hope.
Where the urge to defend others brings violence, let there be
Where the causes of conflict and the means of reconciliation are
beyond our comprehension
may the peace of the Lord, which passes all understanding, guide
everyone's hearts and minds
in Christ Jesus. Amen.
The Revd Kenneth
Howcroft, President of the Methodist Conference
Mrs Gill Dascombe,
Vice-President of the Methodist Conference