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A Statement by 20 Religious and Life-Stance Associations in Iceland Regarding the Conflict in the Middle East

For two months, the conflict in the Israeli-Palestinian territories has led to incredible tragedy, with thousands of lives lost, families torn apart, and children left orphaned or dead.
Twenty Religious and Life-Stance Associations in Iceland express their sadness and surprise at the calamity that is now befalling the public in this area.
We condemn all forms of terrorism and violence and urge the immediate establishment of a permanent cease-fire and the start of necessary aid work, while the world’s governments compel the parties to find a permanent solution to the issue that has created a continuous cycle of conflict for decades.
Now more than ever, humanity must stand together and work towards solutions to urgent problems without violence and war. Now more than ever, we must respect the lives and rights of all people, regardless of religion, beliefs, nationality, race, and other issues that have become the cause of discrimination and conflict. We must overcome such threats, and work to ensure that people and societies can thrive side by side in peace, with the well-being of all as a guiding principle.
December 11, 2023
Twenty religious and life-stance associations in Iceland
‒ Ásatrúarfélagið, Bahá’í-samfélagið, Búddistasamtökin SGI á Íslandi, DíaMat, Félag múslima á Íslandi, Fríkirkjan í Hafnarfirði, Hjálpræðisherinn, Hvítasunnukirkjan Fíladelfía, Íslenska Kristskirkjan, Kaþólska kirkjan á Íslandi, Kirkja Jesú Krists hinna síðari daga heilögu, Kirkja sjöunda dags aðventista á Íslandi, Lífspekifélagið, Menningarsetur múslima á Íslandi ‒ ICCI, Óháði söfnuðurinn, Siðmennt, Stofnun múslima á Íslandi, Söfnuður Mosku-patríarkatsis í Reykjavík, Zen á Íslandi ‒ Nátthagi, Þjóðkirkjan.

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