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Take Action: Restore funding to UNRWA and bilateral assistance to Gaza and the West Bank

Urge the Biden administration to restore funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency and bilateral assistance to Gaza and the West Bank. Send a message to the White House today. (See sample letter below) On Jan. 20, Joseph...

The US can help Israel and Palestinians reach a just peace

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace and a pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church, co-authored an op-ed...

LWF’s Augusta Victoria Hospital Responds to COVID-19

The Lutheran World Federation’s Augusta Victoria Hospital earned the “Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19” Response Recognition Program for proactively responding with outstanding and innovative actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out this video showing AVH’s response to...

ELCA joins letter to President Elect Biden on Israel and Palestine

On December 11, 2020 the ELCA joined 16 Christian denominations and organizations in calling for the incoming Biden administration to change the course of U.S. policy and undertake renewed efforts to bring peace to the Holy Land. The letter requests...

Advent Pilgrimage in Palestine

  ADVENT SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT During the Advent season we often talk a lot about the Holy Land of the past without talking much about the Holy Land of the present. What is going on in Bethlehem today? How are we...

Video Message from Presiding Bishop Eaton on Annexation

Liberation Not Annexation | ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton In response to the government of Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank, Bishop Eaton calls on the church to accompany the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the...

COCOP Statement on the Annexation Plans of the Israeli Government

A Statement from the Partners of the ELCJHL “They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, ‘Peace, Peace,” when there is no peace.” – Jeremiah 6:14 The international partners of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the...

Tracking ELCA, ELCJHL and LWF Annexation Responses in 2020

The ELCA, ELCJHL and LWF continue to respond to Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the West Bank. Here are the statements and actions taken so far in 2020.   You can take action: Send your members of Congress a...

Cry for Hope

On July 1 Kairos Palestine and Global Kairos for Justice, a worldwide coalition born in response to the Kairos Palestine “Moment of Truth: a word of faith, hope, and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering,” issued an urgent call...

Annexation will undermine peace in Middle East

Ecumenical organizations warn Israel’s planned action would further damage hopes for justice and lasting peace (LWI) – Leading ecumenical organizations are urging the international community to oppose Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank. The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), together with the World Council of Churches...