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resized image Promo 27Church leaders from the United Reformed Church, Church of Scotland, the Quakers in Britain, the Methodist Church, Church of England and Catholic Church have called on the UK government to help deter annexation of the West Bank, which could begin from 1 July:

“We stand alongside the Holy Land’s Christian leaders, who have warned that the Israeli government’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank after 1 July “would bring about the loss of any remaining hope for the success of the peace process.”

Read more: Church leaders urge UK government to help deter annexation of West Bank

IOPT partipantsThe United Reformed Church’s (URC) interfaith relations team has organised two General Assembly-linked webinars focusing on Israel and Occupied Palestine Territories.

At the first, to be held on 14 July from 7-8.15pm, a panel will share their experiences of an URC educational visit to the region in 2019 via Zoom.

Introduced by Derek Estill, former URC General Assembly 2018-20, and Katie Henderson, URC Youth Assembly Moderator 2019-20, the panel will be chaired by Clare Nutbrown-Hughes who represented the URC West Midlands Synod on the visit, and who is about to start training to become a URC Minister of Word and Sacrament.

Read more: Take part in digital discussions about Israel and Palestine

BLM James Eades UnsplashIn response to the global Black Lives Matter movement, the United Reformed Church (URC) Youth Executive has released the following statement:

Jesus has called us to love our neighbours, and we choose to do this by standing in solidarity with them when they face injustice and persecution.

The URC Youth Executive stands with the current movement dedicated to ending the systemic oppression of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals both in the UK and across the world.

Read more: Black Lives Matter: URC Youth stands in solidarity

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