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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
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.
READ ELCA Peace Not Walls strategy for engagement
CONTACT a speaker in the Rocky Mountain Synod.
TRAVEL see "Holy Land Travel" on Bright Stars of Bethlehem site
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:
Reflections from ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission working in Jerusalm and the West Bank.
For each day in Advent one of the four Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGMs) has written a post about their experiences – based on what they are seeing during their time of service. They invite us to join them in their daily struggles, the good and the bad, and to use these devotions as a tool to prepare ourselves for Christmas.
RMS Peace Not Walls Working Group
To contact members of the Peace Not Walls group, please email email@example.com
Malise de Bree
Pastor Ted Fritschel
Jo Ann Wacker-Farrand