Please join the pilgrimage in Ottawa on May 22 if you can.

A boy rides a bike past ruined buildings in Khan Yunis
Khan Yunis, Gaza
Credit: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance
Published On: April 17, 2024

We need a lasting and just peace in the region—and that seems so desperately far away. But then I remember the words of Jesus: “Wherever two or three are gathered in my name, I am there.”

In a letter to pastoral charges, Moderator the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne reiterates the call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. 

On April 18, the Moderator is taking part in the Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage by walking with ecumenical partners in Manhattan. On May 22‒23, she will join church leadership from KAIROS Canada to walk in Ottawa. They will bring their prayers and concerns to the Government of Canada and Parliamentarians, urging them to take immediate and sustained steps to advance and promote a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel. 

If you can, please join in the Ottawa walk on May 22. For specific actions, resources, and other ways to witness, please refer to the special edition of E-ssentials (April 18), or to Gaza Ceasefire: What You Can Do.

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