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AME Council Of Bishops Calls For U.S. To Withdraw Financial Support Of Israel

The Council of Bishops called for an “immediate and permanent ceasefire.”

The American Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Council of Bishops has urged the United States to withdraw financial support toward Israel amid its continued bombardment of Rafah. The coalition released the statement on Feb. 15.  

The statement coincided with the birthdate of the church’s founder, Richard Allen, who spearheaded a mutual aid and anti-racism initiative when he first established the institution in 1787. In the letter, the group also called for an immediate ceasefire and a “grassroots solution that affirms the dignity and humanity of all God’s people in Palestine and Israel.” 

“We weep for the suffering being inflicted upon the children of God in the Holy Land and all the earth. We cry for freedom and implore those who say they love God to demonstrate a tangible love for their neighbors. We will travail in prayer and pursue justice until freedom reigns for all,” it continued. 

The Council of Bishops’ letter was signed by Senior Bishop Adam J. Richardson, President of the Council Bishop Stafford J. N. Wicker, and both the Chair and Co-Chair of Social Action, Bishops E. Anne Henning Byfield and Francine A Brookins. 

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Source: Black Enterprise

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