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Advent Pilgrimage in Palestine

  Join us this Advent Season on the WAY to Bethlehem: Prepare, Journey, Arrive, Witness Are you looking for an Advent resource for your home or church? The Advent Pilgrimage in Palestine is up and ready for you to use!...

ELCA opposes designation of Palestinian HR groups as terrorist organizations

  The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America joins 14 other Churches and church-based organizations in a letter to Secretary of State Blinken to express concerns about the recent Israeli decision to label key Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations...

Tell Congress to pass H.R. 2590

September 2021 Tell Congress to pass H.R. 2590. Send a message to your lawmaker through the ELCA Action Center. Israel’s new government is in place, and its prime minister, Naftali Bennett, visited President Biden in the White House late last...

Meet Your Congressional Representatives and Senators During Their August Recess

Through most of August, the U.S. Congress will be in recess. In lieu of an action alert, this month we urge you to take advantage of the recess to schedule meetings with your representative and senators through their local offices...

Advocacy Summer School

  Through advocacy, the ELCA community can create lasting, systemic change. If you want to get involved in faith-based advocacy, but aren’t sure where to begin, sign up for Advocacy Summer School. The five-part online series is being offered by...

ALAMEH statement on recent violence in Jerusalem and Gaza

The Association of Lutherans of Arab and Middle Eastern Heritage (ALAMEH) issued a statement today regarding the situation in Palestine and Israel. ALAMEH encourages us to learn more about the situation: “If you want to help, the first step is...

Video: Support Peace with Justice in Palestine and Israel

“Violence between Israelis and Palestinians that we have witnessed in the past couple of days is a shocking escalation of the conflict…” begins Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton in this video message. “In the context of Israel and Palestine, we are...

COVID-19: “Tree of Life” initiative launched by Palestinian bishop

Prompted to remember those who have died of the virus, Bishop Azar launched a memorial to plant an olive or native tree for every person lost to COVID-19. The Tree of Life initiative was announced in December and launched in late...

2021 Easter Message from ELCJHL Bishop Azar

As we approach Holy Week, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land’s Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar shares his Easter message based on Mark 16:3 “Who will roll the stone away for us?”. Read the full Easter message...

Inequitable Vaccine Distribution: Video from Bishop Azar and Action Step

ELCJHL Bishop Ibrahim Azar speaks to us from the Old City of Jerusalem about the ongoing impact of the pandemic and the inequitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. Watch the video here. Respond by taking action: Tell President Biden to...