Like much of the world, First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto is stunned and horrified over the attacks by Hamas on the state and people of Israel and anguished by the resulting war and loss of life in Gaza. With prayers for peace, we offer these resources and diverse approaches to understanding unfolding events in the Middle East. On this page, you can also find a list of a few organizations to which you may consider donating. Our response is also guided by our commitment as a PCUSA Peace Church.

PCUSA statement – Acting Stated Clerk condemns violence between Israel and Hamas HERE

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship statement on Israel and Gaza HERE

Link to Rev. Byron Bland and Oscar Rosenbloom’s PowerPoint presentation HERE and recording of conversation HERE.

Link to Rev. Byron Bland’s additional discussion on the Gaza War HERE

Links to statements by our partner organizations: 

Organizations to consider for your donations: