Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
Leaders of the United Church of Christ are joining other Christian leaders representing USA churches and religious organizations in a two-page letter to Congress, asking that Israel be held accountable for potential human-rights violations through its use of USA military aid. The letter, signed by UCC president and general minister the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, and the Rev. James A. Moos, executive minister for the UCC’s Wider Church Ministries and co-executive of the UCC/Disciples Global Ministries, has the support of 13 denominations and organizations in the United States. The ecumenical leaders write that both sides share responsibility for their actions, but USA military assistance to Israel threatens long-lasting peace in the region. The letter to Congress also outlines examples of civilian deaths, Israeli restriction of Palestinian political expression and movement, demolition of Palestinian homes, and use of prohibited weapons in civilian areas.