“Our faith teaches us that we are all brothers and sisters in humanity, and that we must unite and work together to achieve peace, tolerance, and justice,” reads the statement. “Christianity has taught us that love, compassion, and mutual respect are the path to achieving peace in the world, and this is especially applicable to our beloved Holy Land.”
The statement urges everyone to work together to build a better and more humane future for all. “We remind everyone that peace can only be achieved when there is fairness and respect for human rights and international law,” the statement reads. “We believe that justice and peace are the keys to stability and prosperity in the region, and we declare our readiness to work with all concerned parties to achieve these noble goals.”
The statement further calls upon the international community to play a greater role in supporting the protection of communities and in preserving holy sites.
“We pray for God to grant us all wisdom as we work to move towards a better future, and to provide the Palestinian people the right to self- determination, state building, and prosperity—allowing all the peoples of this land to live in peace, dignity, and prosperity,” concludes the statement.