use these resources

advocacy resources

how to accompany the peacemakers 



a Moment of Truth
a Word of Faith, Hope and Love from the Heart of Palestinian Suffering
-a statement by Palestinian Christian leaders
***Discuss this in your congregation! Need help? Contact Jan Miller
  • Ten Myths about Israel and Palestinians
  • Kairos Palestine
  • Voices from the Occupation--Israelis and Palestinians Speak Out
  • Peace Not Walls in the ELCA
  • Compassionate Listening in Israel and Palestine
  • Leadership training in the West Bank 


Peace not Walls

A special ELCA campaign calling for efforts toward a viable, contiguous Palestinian state, a secure Israeli state at peace with its Arab neighbors, and a shared Jerusalem with equal access and rights for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

  IMPLEMENT the RMS Peace Not Walls Resolution using this comprehensive list of resources

  WATCH a Peace Not Walls video introduction

  READ ELCA Peace Not Walls strategy for engagement

  CONTACT a speaker in the Rocky Mountain Synod.  

  PALESTINE SHORTS: Four Palestinian Christians tell their stories in video interviews

  STUDY THE KAIROS PALESTINE DOCUMENT, the Palestinian Christians' call to Christians to support them in their struggle for human rights.

  SUPPORT the ministries of the Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, through Bright Stars of Bethlehem.

  WHY do we know so little about Palestinians? Watch "Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land" to see how media coverage influences us.

  WHY have more than 200 Israeli settlements have been built on occupied Palestinian land? Watch "The Iron Wall" documentary.

  WHY is a 2-state solution unlikely? Watch "Israel-Palestine, a Land in Fragments," a 2-minute video showing how Palestine is looking more like a Swiss cheese than a country.

  LEARN MORE from Middle East news sources:




Resources for implementing the resolution passed at the May, 2015 Synod Assembly, calling on the US to make its aid to Israel contingent on Israel ending its settlement construction in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem:

Comprehensive list of resources and links

Read the resolution
Sample letter to senator/representative
Kairos Palestine document in English
Kairos Palestine document in Spanish
Study guide for Kairos Palestine document



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RMS Peace Not Walls Working Group

To contact members of the Peace Not Walls group, please email rmsynod@rmselca.org

Pastor Ted Fritschel
Pastor Janice Kibler
Jan Miller
Rod Schofield
Jo Ann Wacker-Farrand
Doug Wheeler
Natalie Walter
Melanie Ferraro

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