Heads of the historic churches in Jerusalem have welcomed the Palestine-Israel Ecumenical Forum launched in Jordan last week. They want to work with those of all faiths and none to achieve a breakthrough in the deadly stalemate.
Doing justice to the Palestinian people will bring about security for Israel too, a global church conference has heard. There were appeals to end the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and to combat anti-Semitism too.
The Archbishop of York is to hold a prayer vigil today (Tuesday) for BBC journalist Alan Johnston, missing in Gaza. Christians and others are also remembering the many other captives in Iraq and Israel.