Church Issues

Israeli Occupation a 'Sin Against God' Says Global Churches' Leader

Geneva (ENI). The general secretary of the World Council of Churches has said that Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories should be declared a "sin against God". "Occupation along with the concomitant humiliation of a whole people for over six decades constitutes not just economic and political crimes but, like anti-Semitism, it is a sin against God," said WCC general secretary the Rev. Samuel Kobia, in a report to a meeting of the church grouping's main governing body, its central committee. [718 words, ENI-09-0677]