Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Bishop of Chelmsford seeks solution to Middle East conflict

The Bishop of Chelmsford, Rt Revd John Gladwin, undertook a six-day visit to Israel and Palestine this month in his role as chairman of Christian Aid. With Israel and Palestine locked into a dangerous, divisive and potentially explosive political context, the Bishop said: “We are approaching the midnight hour for the two-state solution. There has to be agreement to achieve it however long and difficult the road will be to get there.”

He added that the leaders of the religious faith communities need to be alongside the political process.

The Bishop held discussions with the UN, the World Bank, the British Consulate, the Palestinian Authority, key figures in the Orthodox Jewish community, Muslim leaders and Christian colleagues during his visit. Read more
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