a Moment of Truth
a Word of Faith, Hope and Love from the Heart of Palestinian Suffering
-a statement by Palestinian Christian leaders
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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:
RMS RESOLUTION RESOURCES
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
Trips are being planned for April and June, 2016. Please contact Pastor Gabi Aelabouni regarding the April trip. For information about the June trip, contact Jan Miller and see: http://www.apilgrimstales.com/tour/
RMS Peace Not Walls Working Group
To contact members of the Peace Not Walls group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Ted Fritschel
Pastor Janice Kibler
Jo Ann Wacker-Farrand