This is an incredibly challenging and traumatic conflict. People have and are suffering in both areas. By international law the situation is classified as an occupation. Pope Francis and the Vatican have brought both leaders to Rome to pray and dialogue. The Vatican has also come out in support of Palestine as a state. The Franciscans, Christian Brothers, and other religious are living in, serving, and struggling within this conflict.
We engage this issue in partnership with the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy as well as other partners. Our hope is to use justpeace practices to transform this conflict.
CMSM Action Alerts and Statements:
- Action Alert: Boycott Settlement Products and Companies
- CMSM Media Release – Boycott Illegal Settlements – 3-30-2016
- Media Release: Holy Land Calls for Courageous Peacemaking – 07-31-2014