One day under occupation is too long: Message to the United Church of Canada

The United Church of Canada (UCC) during its 44th General Council in July 2022 once again sidelined justice for Palestine, even as it global partner Sabeel Jerusalem said “one day under occupation is too long” to deny naming this injustice. After much posturing to delay action coming from its own UCC Task Force and to skuttle six regional resolutions, Omar Haramy from Sabeel Jerusalem, the sole voice from Palestine at the UCC General Council was put in a place of in his own words “begging” the church to name the injustice of apartheid as have international and Israeli human rights organizations. In this last intervention during the five-day conference. Haramy speaks of heartbreak, being speechless, and asking “what kind of Church are you?” Saying “wake up, what is wrong with you?”