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Welcome to our Justice & Peace group. Together we are learning more about areas of injustice highlighted by the Methodist Church and praying and campaigning that they are resolved.
We want to develop a framework for living our faith in accordance with the Methodist Way of Life to create a fairer world and highlight the fact that people at St Johns believe strongly that as Christians we should speak out on social issues. This might include acting as individuals to raise awareness of issues with our local MP and taking part in local actions in a way that complies with Methodist Guidelines.
You can find out more by clicking on the links below or by getting in touch with us. We will keep you all updated in the newsletter each month.
Briony Myles-Hook & Helen Trigg
Justice & Peace:
Praying for calm in the Israel – Gaza conflict
As this newsletter goes to print, a ceasefire has been agreed between Israel and the militant Palestinian Hamas. Please join with other Christians and pray for lasting peace and an end to provocative actions in Jerusalem.
The following Statement was issued from the World Methodist Council, Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church and the Methodist Church in Britain, which are partners in the Jerusalem Methodist Liaison Office.
We stand together to support the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches of Jerusalem who have expressed their concern about continuing violence in Jerusalem and who have called on those in the international community to put an end to what they describe as ‘provocative actions’.
We have been horrified by the scenes of violence in east Jerusalem which threaten the fragility of the Holy City, and call on the Israeli Government to permanently halt the threatened evictions of Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah, where clashes have also taken place.
We urge calm on all sides and ask the politicians to enable an environment where justice and healing can be experienced by all and we join with the Heads of Churches to continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We continue to stand in solidarity with our Christian sisters and brothers who live and work in the Holy Land.