The Peace Not Walls website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) has been updated with some very helpful additions.
A new Situation Update page provides information from excellent sources: http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Peace-Not-Walls/Situation-Update.aspx
Detailed reports of background and actions taken at each ELCA churchwide assembly, 2005-9 are at this link: http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Peace-Not-Walls/Background.aspx
Here is where to find an expanded timeline: http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Peace-Not-Walls/Background/Timeline.aspx
Lenten resources are at this link: http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Peace-Not-Walls/Resources/Worship.aspx
A new page provides Holy Land worship resources: http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Peace-Not-Walls/Resources/Worship/Resorces-From-Holy-Land.aspx
Links to the ELCA Selective Purchasing Policy Guide (and developing a purchasing policy regarding the Middle East) are at these links - http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Peace-Not-Walls/Get-Involved.aspx
Update on Palestine Kairos Explore the Kairos Palestine statement at the Kairos website: http://www.kairospalestine.ps/
From the ELCA, online resources are available for reading and interpreting "A moment of truth: A word of faith and hope from the heart of Palestinian suffering" at this link - http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Peace-Not-Walls/Palestine-Kairos-Document-Initiative.aspx
You are encouraged to plan discussions of this document in your local settings, as happened recently at the National Cathedral in Washington. This document contains what ELCA staff call "both richly helpful and potentially controversial topics." Please see the ELCA staff comments posted on the above page as one guide to receiving this call from Palestinian Christian leaders.
From ELCA staff: "It would be a mistake to assume that the Kairos authors want readers to take note of only any one particular issue from their statement, such as the call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions. Equally important is the call to American Christians to speak out against the realities of the occupation and to work faithfully to provide alternatives to American theologies that are used to legitimize the occupation and even 'population transfer'."
Explore all aspects of the ELCA's campaign, Peace Not Walls - Stand for Justice in the Holy Land, at the website: http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Peace-Not-Walls.aspx
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