ELCA passes actions on Israel and Palestine

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Peace Not Walls

At the 2016 Churchwide Assembly the ELCA voted in favor of two actions related to peace with justice in Palestine and Israel.

On August 12 the assembly voted in favor of the “Peace with Justice in the Holy Land (Category C1) ” memorial. The vote was done by electronic ballot: 751 (82.26%) in favor and 162 (17.74%) opposed.

On August 13 the assembly voted in favor of the “Justice for the Holy Land through Responsible Investment (the Category C2)” memorial. The vote was done by card. The vote was in favor by a very large majority and many observers at the assembly suggest it was 90+% in favor.