Pax Christi USA is a co-sponsor of this event.
A National Service of Mourning
In remembrance of those who have died in Palestine and Israel
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM
- Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St., N.W. Washington, DC 20001
Live-stream at: www.bit.ly/NationalServiceofMourning
The loss and suffering resulting from the latest conflict between the Israeli military and Palestinian groups in Gaza is staggering. More than 1,400 civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been displaced. Weeks of overwhelming destruction have devastated land, homes, and infrastructure. The siege of Gaza and the military occupation of Palestinian territory cripple normal life. As the people of the region cry, “How long, O Lord?”, we join our prayers with theirs in a service of worship. In the midst of sorrow and grief, please join us in a witness to faith, hope, and love.
This service is coordinated by the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy, a network of national Christian denominations and organizations working for a just peace in the Middle East with a primary focus on Israel and Palestine.