Jordan's churches cancel Christmas celebrations in solidarity with Gaza


Published: 2023-11-05 17:41

Last Updated: 2024-04-21 09:04

Jordan's churches cancel Christmas celebrations in solidarity with Gaza
Jordan's churches cancel Christmas celebrations in solidarity with Gaza

In a powerful display of solidarity amidst the ongoing aggression on Gaza, Jordan's Council of Church Leaders announced the cancellation of all festivities and events related to this year's Christmas celebrations. This includes Christmas bazaars, scout parades, gift distributions for children, and decorative initiatives.

The decision is a poignant gesture of respect for the innocent victims and the reverent sacrifices made by the martyrs in Gaza and Palestine. The council advocates for a solemn observance of Christmas through prayer and religious rituals.

The council expressed their profound concern over the escalating humanitarian crisis, marked by the loss of innocent lives, widespread suffering, and extensive damage to infrastructure. This includes the destruction of homes, schools, hospitals, and places of worship.

The council denounced the ruthless actions of the Israeli Occupation, which blatantly contravened international norms and principles. The council pledged unwavering support for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, in its steady pursuit of justice on the global stage. They hailed Jordan's unrelenting endeavors to advocate for peace and stability and commended the numerous Arab and international entities that have stood resolute on both humanitarian and political fronts.

Additionally, the council declared that all contributions made by churches on the forthcoming Sunday, November 12, 2023, will be devoted to supporting the people of Gaza. These donations will be allocated in adherence to established procedures to ensure their efficient distribution. The council encourages individuals to actively engage by donating through the official channels provided by select churches.