On Sept 27 the ELCA joined other churches and church organizations in a letter to President Trump on UNRWA and humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.

“Mr. President, we ask that you restore U.S. funding for UNRWA to $365 million, as it has been in previous years. ​We also ask that all funds appropriated by Congress for the Palestinian territories be directed to its intended recipients. U.S. policy already ensures that these funds are channeled through credible humanitarian organization​s working in the Palestinian territories. Assisting these organizations to provide education and healthcare services is in the United States’ best interests in the region and a necessary step toward helping to build peace between Israelis and Palestinians. As faith leaders we are called to stand together with the vulnerable and oppressed in Israel/Palestine and throughout the world. We appeal to you to at this critical moment to reverse your decision and reaffirm U.S. humanitarian and economic assistance to the Palestinians.”

Read the full letter: Letter to President Trump on UNRWA and Humanitarian Aid 

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