World Council of Churches Wants All Religions to Play Peace Role
The World Council of Churches (WWC) on Monday said that the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious communities all had a role to play in negotiations to try to find a peaceful solution to the current crisis between Israel and the Palestinians.
The WCC, based in Geneva, underlined in a statement "the conviction that any solution was in the first instance incumbent on directly interested parties, but that the Christian churches and Jewish and Muslim communities have a major role to play in the context of the negotiations."
The WCC called on those involved in the crisis to have the "courage to give up their claims ... to build a city open to everyone, a city of sharing, where access to the holy sites is open to everyone and the freedom of worship is guaranteed to believers of all religions."
The WCC is made up of 337 protestant, anglican and orthodox churches - GENEVA (AFP)
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