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Recent events in Israel and Palestine

UPDATE: In light of the recent bombing of the Al Ahli Arab hospital and the devastating reports of hundreds of casualties and fatalities, our hearts ache for the escalating violence in Palestine and Israel. We urgently express the need for prayers and compassion for all affected. We condemn the brutality and advocate for peace, reminding everyone of our shared humanity. Additionally, we stand in solidarity with Palestinian and Jewish communities, urging our fellow church members to work together for peace and to resist discrimination in our midst.

Join the Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the Humanitarian Coalition in providing critical life-saving aid to those affected by the Gaza humanitarian emergency - your support ensures swift delivery of food, water, shelter, and medical care: Gaza Humanitarian Emergency Response

You are also invited to help support our partners through a financial contribution to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holiday Land (ELCJHL) appeal

Martin Luther University College strongly condemns the acts of violence perpetrated by Hamas against Israel. We also strongly condemn any glorification of violence. We are deeply concerned about the escalation of violence in the area.

Luther recognizes that there are many in our community who are worried about the wellbeing of friends and family. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to both the Israeli and Palestinian communities who are mourning the death of their loved ones.

We are here to support you. Please be in touch with the wellness resources listed on the Laurier website for support as well.

We urge all world leaders to work together for a peaceful solution in Israel and Palestine.

In the meantime, it is important for us to support each other and work against any expressions of hate in our community.

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