Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation
Second National Conference
October 20-21, 2000
Whereas, the Christians are a living presence in the land of the birth of Christianity, and
Whereas, the presence of Christians in the Holy Land has dramatically diminished during the Twentieth Century, and
Whereas, the Holy Land Christians are at the point of possible disappearance in their ancestral homeland, and
Whereas, migration of Holy Land Christians out of their homeland is due to deliberate political, social, and economic policies that force Christians to leave their homes, and
Whereas, the rebellion by the Palestinians in their homeland is a direct result of the military occupation and system of apartheid maintained by military force, and
Whereas, the injustice endured by the Palestinian population living in their homeland and in refugee camps for 52 years is no longer tolerable, and
Whereas, despite United Nations Security Council Resolutions, international law and principles of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the injustice of living conditions for Christians living in the Holy Land continues,
Be it resolved that The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation condemns the policies that create injustice for Holy Land Christians and Muslims.
Be it further resolved that The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation encourages all parties to return to negotiations.
Be it further resolved that The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation
endorses a lasting and durable peace that provides justice for all sides,
which includes the right of self-determination, the right of return, the
establishment of a Palestinian state, free access to religious sites, and
freedom to exercise the religion of one's choice.