Over the last while (here and here), I have encouraged visitors to contact the Moderator of the United Church of Canada, the Right Reverend Gary Paterson, to ask that he write to the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, regarding the hostilities and suffering in and around Gaza.
Yesterday, Moderator Paterson sent an official letter to Prime Minister Harper (click here) and wrote: “…your government has built and nurtured a close working relationship with Israel. I ask that your government use this relationship to exert all influence to demand a stop to this invasion and siege. …”
I appreciate this official communication and regard it as an important part of the process in which the United Church of Canada ‘stands up’ and helps Canadian society to stand up for a just peace in Palestine and Israel.
What else can we do? Please visit this webpage with suggestions from the United Church of Canada (click here).