Christian Organizations in Palestine urge World Council of Churches to support BDS

The Palestinian National Committee for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BNC) welcomed a historic open letter by the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) urging the World Council of Churches (WCC) to “recognize Israel as an apartheid state,” support the nonviolent, Palestinian-led global BDS movement, help intensify BDS campaigns and actively refuse Christian complicity in ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights.
Notably, the NCCOP recalled the WCC’s “courageous and pivotal prophetic leadership” in its work to end the apartheid regime’s racist rule in South Africa, and called on it to be consistent and play the same inspiring role in ending Israeli apartheid against the entire Palestinian people today.

Calling on the WCC to work against Christian complicity in sustaining Israeli apartheid, the NCCOP said it was “disturbed by the fact that States and churches are dealing with Israel as if the situation were normal, ignoring the reality of occupation, discrimination and daily death in the land.”
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