by Ben Oldham, CAFOD Diocesan Manager- Diocese of Leeds
Today, 100 years after the start of the First World War, the world remembers the catastrophic events of the Great War and its legacy. I would like to ask you to take action in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are living in fear and great danger because of conflict. Please take some time today to support CAFOD’s partners who are working around the clock to relieve the suffering of the men, women and children caught up in the violence in Gaza in one of the following ways;
CAFOD have committed £50,000 to support our partners Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Jerusalem in Gaza who are working around the clock to reach vulnerable Palestinian families. The on-going airstrikes are making it difficult and dangerous to deliver aid. Despite the risks, they are on the ground providing food and basic household items, as well as medical supplies to hospitals and mobile clinics.
Ameen Sabbagh, one of our partners at Caritas Jerusalem, describes conditions in Gaza in a blog post for CAFOD here.
Please donate here.
2. Join our campaign to stop the violence in Gaza
Please add your voice to those of our sisters and brothers in Gaza and call on Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond for renewed efforts towards a just and lasting peace. Join our campaign now by completing our online email petition here.
3. Pray for peace
We are asking the Catholic community to join together in praying for a swift end to the violence and long-lasting peace in Gaza.
A prayer for peace can be found here.