The World Methodist Council (WMC) joins the call of the United Nations secretary-general, the
World Health Organization, the World Food Programme (WFP), International Red Cross, Religious
Bodies and other International Agencies for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war.
We believe in the universal values of peace, justice and equality and decry the violence as Israel
continue to dispense collective punishment for the Hamas October 7 attack on civilians in southern
The WFP warns of “the immediate possibility” of mass starvation in Gaza where more than twelve
thousand people have died, thousands more injured and more than a million displaced.
We recognize that that the cycle of violence is rooted in decades of dispossession and call on people
of conscience everywhere to oppose the war in Gaza and the killing of Palestinians in the West Bank
and other occupied territories.
As reminded by Scripture, we were chosen by God, before anything was created (Ephesians 1:4). We
are the signate of God’s creation and believe in the sanctity of all human life. We pledge to respect
and protect the human rights of all persons especially Palestinians to live peacefully in the land of