Jerusalem

USPG Supports Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza

USPG expresses solidarity with the Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza, run by the Diocese of Jerusalem, through a financial contribution from its Rapid Response Fund. This contribution goes towards the procurement of fuel for the hospital’s generators, as well as emergency medicine and medical supplies.

USPG’s partnership with Al-Ahli Hospital started in 2014. We supported the institution during the Gaza War in 2014 and the Gaza border protests in 2018. USPG continues to support the institution during the current crisis, which started on 6th May 2021. The hospital offers healing and hope to victims of violence during a conflict which has claimed the lives of over 243 people so far.

We ask USPG supporters to pray for peace and a sustainable solution to the ongoing conflict in Gaza and Israel.

 

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Update from the Archbishop in Jerusalem

In response to the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza, the Most Rev’d Hosam Naoum, Archbishop in Jerusalem, has released a statement condemning the violence seen in the region from 6th May to 21st May. USPG shares this statement in solidarity with Archbishop Hosam and the Diocese of Jerusalem:

“From 6th May onwards, we have seen the rapid escalation of violence throughout the Holy Land: in the air attacks launched against Gaza and Central Israel, in the rioting between extremists in ethnically mixed cities, and in the continuing conflicts between protesters and police over the pending evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, of which St. George’s Cathedral is a part.

It is particularly disheartening that this violence erupted out of police disrespect of Muslim sacred sites such as the Al-Aqsa Mosque and religious feasts such as Laylat Al-Qadr in the month of Ramadan.

We call on Israeli authorities to restore order and calm within the ethnically mixed cities where rioting has broken out, so that the human and civil rights of all are protected equally.

Finally, we call upon the United Nations and the International Community to work with all parties to seriously address the underlying injustices and grievances that have led to this latest unrest in a recurring cycle of violence, working for a just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis that incorporates a viable Two-State Solution.

In the meantime, the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem is continuing its Christian mission of bringing healing to the wounded, relief to those who have lost their homes and livelihoods, and comfort to those who mourn the loss of loved ones. Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza has been on the frontlines of these relief efforts, becoming a beacon of hope to those trying to remain alive under such dire circumstances.

I ask those within the Anglican Communion and all of Christendom to join with us in offering the following prayer:

Almighty and Everlasting God,

Our days are in your hands; we lift up all those in the Holy Land who are victims of violence and injustice, that you might empower your Church to bring healing to the wounded, relief to the suffering, and comfort to those who mourn; we pray also that you would soften the hearts of all those involved in the recent conflicts, that they would be led to work for justice and lasting peace in the land where your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ first came to bring hope and abundant life to all people; these things we ask in his Holy Name. Amen.”

USPG urges our supporters to pray for the situation in Israel and Gaza, and gives thanks for the recently implemented ceasefire in the region.

In response to the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza, the Most Rev’d Hosam Naoum, Archbishop in Jerusalem, has released a statement condemning the violence seen in the region from 6th May to 21st May. USPG shares this statement in solidarity with Archbishop Hosam and the Diocese of Jerusalem:

“From 6th May onwards, we have seen the rapid escalation of violence throughout the Holy Land: in the air attacks launched against Gaza and Central Israel, in the rioting between extremists in ethnically mixed cities, and in the continuing conflicts between protesters and police over the pending evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, of which St. George’s Cathedral is a part.

It is particularly disheartening that this violence erupted out of police disrespect of Muslim sacred sites such as the Al-Aqsa Mosque and religious feasts such as Laylat Al-Qadr in the month of Ramadan.

We call on Israeli authorities to restore order and calm within the ethnically mixed cities where rioting has broken out, so that the human and civil rights of all are protected equally.

Finally, we call upon the United Nations and the International Community to work with all parties to seriously address the underlying injustices and grievances that have led to this latest unrest in a recurring cycle of violence, working for a just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis that incorporates a viable Two-State Solution.

In the meantime, the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem is continuing its Christian mission of bringing healing to the wounded, relief to those who have lost their homes and livelihoods, and comfort to those who mourn the loss of loved ones. Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza has been on the frontlines of these relief efforts, becoming a beacon of hope to those trying to remain alive under such dire circumstances.

I ask those within the Anglican Communion and all of Christendom to join with us in offering the following prayer:

Almighty and Everlasting God,

Our days are in your hands; we lift up all those in the Holy Land who are victims of violence and injustice, that you might empower your Church to bring healing to the wounded, relief to the suffering, and comfort to those who mourn; we pray also that you would soften the hearts of all those involved in the recent conflicts, that they would be led to work for justice and lasting peace in the land where your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ first came to bring hope and abundant life to all people; these things we ask in his Holy Name. Amen.”

USPG urges our supporters to pray for the situation in Israel and Gaza, and gives thanks for the recently implemented ceasefire in the region.