“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
During this week of International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel, Australian church leaders have called on the Federal Government to prioritise peacemaking in
An historic event, it is the first time that a group of
In a statement to the Government, leaders of the Uniting, Anglican and Catholic churches —among others — have said that, after 60 years of dispossession, military occupation, armed hostilities and violent deaths, it is now time for the Australian Government to give far more attention to working for peace in the Holy Land.
With some 56 signatories to the statement, the group is calling on the Government to lead the international community in working with
HEADS OF CHURCHES STATEMENT ON
House of Representatives Alcove
4 June 2008
Available for interview
Rev Gregor Henderson, President of the Uniting Church in
Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, Anglican Primate of
Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Catholic Archbishop of
Tim Costello, Chief Executive World Vision
Morning Tea will be served after the launch.