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Executive Council names companies complicit in the occupation of Palestinian territories

Last year’s General Convention debates over Israel, Palestine, and the path to peace in the Holy Lands was fraught, but the Fall meeting of the Executive Council has returned to the challenge, hoping to find a way to thread the needle of support for the human rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories through economic pressure that does not fall under the controversial umbrella of BDS.

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A letter to General Convention regarding Justice in the Holy Land

“Just as we rightly hear the cry of migrants seeking shelter and asylum on the borders of the US, so, too, does our conscience demand we campaign to end the detention of children and political prisoners caught in the 51-year-old vice of occupation. There is no escaping that the investment of financial resources in companies that support the infrastructure of this brutal occupation make the Church complicit in the injustices suffered by Palestinians. We offer our unceasing prayer as you discern what Jesus requires in this and all the sad injustices that face us in these times.”

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The Vatican reaffirms Palestine’s statehood

… there is no denying that there is something new about yesterday’s announcement. The diplomatic agreement reached on the text and the forthcoming joint signing of it, represents an important additional step in that the “State of Palestine” name will appear in a key document of vital importance to relations between the Holy See and the Palestinians.

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