Peace Not Walls is now "SUMUD: For Justice in Palestine and Israel"

Take a look at the work of SUMUD in this most recent video:

See the ELCA announcement: https://elca.org/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Church/Peace-Not-Walls and note the new Lenten video series: "Following the Way of Jesus: a Lenten Holy Land Journey." Watch the video preview: 

Latest update--January 2024, from Pastor Gabi Aelabouni

In the Rocky Mountain Synod, we participate in a special ELCA campaign working for justice and peace in Palestine and Israel, through

  • Accompaniment
  • Advocacy
  • Awareness-raising

Ask your Representative to sign on to Rep. Cori Bush's Ceasefire Resolution

H.Res.786 - Calling for an immediate deescalation and cease-fire in Israel and occupied Palestine

Text of the Resolution: https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-resolution/786/text

Contact - Find your Representative: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Get Involved: 

Direct Support to Palestinian Lutheran Ministries

Opportunity Palestine - supporting Lutheran schools in Bethlehem, Beit Jala, Beit Sahour and Ramallah: http://opportunitypalestine.org.
Bright Stars of Bethlehem - supporting ministries of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem - K-12 school and after school programs, elder care programs, Dar Al-Kalima University College and more: http://brightstarsbethlehem.org 

Worship Resource: Thomas Mass Liturgy

The Thomas Mass is a Lutheran worship liturgy designed for contemplation, prayer, and questioning. It is named for the Apostle Thomas because of his questions in faith. The bulk of this service is an Open Phase during which worshippers are invited to participate in different worship stations as they feel compelled. This particular Thomas Mass has been developed by the Rocky Mountain Synod’s Peace Not Walls committee.  The service may be adapted for use throughout the year in various worship settings.