Friday, December 21, 2007

ELCA Peace Not Walls followup to Annapolis Conference

An action alert came from Peace Not Walls, the campaign of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to learn, pray and act for peace with justice in the Holy Land -

We are urged to be informed and take action in the wake of the Annapolis conference. The entire alert is at this link:

Here's an outline:

1. Urgently Needed Reciprocal Steps by Israel and the Palestinian Authority
As a followup to the Annapolis conference, the National Inter-religious Leadership Initiative - - of which ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson is a member, has issued "Talking Points for Public Advocacy."

Please consider using these when speaking with your elected officials during the current Congressional talking points include:
--Agreement on principles for resolving final status issues
--A united Palestinian government for peace
--Progress toward comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace

To see the full text:

2. Advent Resources from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land
-- 2007 Pictorial Advent calendar -
-- Videos of Christmas 2006 -

3. December 2007 National Geographic Feature Story on Bethlehem -
-- Article:
-- Photos:

4. Recent Documents of Note
-- New ICRC report on West Bank and Gaza
-- New OCHA report on Gaza
-- International Crisis Group: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Annapolis and After
-- International Donors' Conference for the Palestinian State

Inclusion of information in MENET listings does not necessarily reflect the views of the ELCA.

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To receive bulletins from Ann Hafften, go to "A Texas Lutheran's Voice for Middle East Peace" -

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