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Jordan’s Christians to forego Christmas celebrations in solidarity with Gaza

November 07, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Christian church leaders in Jordan have asked their people to eschew Christmas festivities this year, “as a sign of respect and closeness to the innocent victims caused by ongoing military operations in the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian Territories,” the Fides news service reports.

The Council of Church Leaders in Jordan recommended cancellation of concerts, bazaars, parades, and the distribution of gifts to children. The group also asked for a special collection, to be held in churches on November 12, for the people of Gaza.

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  • Posted by: dcnmthompson7484 - Nov. 10, 2023 8:37 AM ET USA

    Solidarity should take on other forms. THose that do not interfere or negate our own celebrations and praise of Christ. I wonder if they are doing this to prevent themselves becoming targets of Islam (which is ever present in that culture). But, I would still hope they change direction and instead offer the masses up for innocent people hurt by the violent acts of Hamas and the military response by Israel.

  • Posted by: Gramps - Nov. 07, 2023 5:58 PM ET USA

    They really do not WANT to understand, do they? What do they think Hamas will do with all that money"for the people of Gaza"?