On Monday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it would provide “significant financial resources” toward humanitarian aid through relief organizations in Gaza and Israel.

“In line with its stated aim to provide humanitarian assistance around the world, including areas of conflict, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is collaborating with multiple international relief agencies in Gaza and Israel,” the statement reads. “The Church is devoting significant financial resources for critical medical and mental health care, among other needs, to help alleviate suffering wherever it is found.”

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On Oct. 18, the church’s First Presidency issued a statement about violence in the Middle East.

‘Our hearts ache’: Latter-day Saint leaders issue statement calling violence in Middle East ‘abhorrent’

“We are devastated by the recent eruption of violence and loss of life in the Middle East. Violence of this nature is abhorrent to us and is not in harmony with the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is a gospel of peace. At such times, our hearts ache for all victims of this atrocity. As servants of God, we affirm that He calls upon all of us to love our neighbors as ourselves, and we pray for a peaceful resolution of all conflicts.”

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