Monday, October 29, 2007

Support the Annapolis Peace Summit

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has issued an Action Alert together with Churches for Middle East Peace: "Support the Annapolis Peace Summit" -

While I have posted information about the effort already, the ELCA advocacy website provides lots of good background information -

The peace summit in Annapolis scheduled for later this fall presents a real opportunity for progress toward peace. On October 19, two important House members began circulating a letter to Secretary Rice in support of the international meeting and U.S. efforts to reinvigorate the peace process.

The letter also suggests additional steps to ensure success, including financial assistance to the Palestinians. The letter is a joint initiative by Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and a longstanding Jewish-American leader in the House, and Rep. Charles Boustany (R- LA), one of four Arab-American House members. It sends a strong message of Congressional support for Israeli-Arab peacemaking.

The "Dear Colleague" letter that Reps. Ackerman and Boustany are circulating to generate signers is titled, "Want to Support Israeli-Palestinian Peace? Worried About the Annapolis Meeting? Here's How to Help."

Check out the Action Alert for more:

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