Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ELCA's Bishop Mark Hanson Responds to Gaza Ship Convoy Incident

ELCA Bishop Hanson Responds to Gaza Ship Convoy Incident

"Expressing regret for the deaths and injuries that resulted when Israeli military forces intercepted a ship convoy seeking to deliver humanitarian goods to Gaza, the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), called for "a full, international and independent investigation into the matter," in a June 1 public statement."

See the full statement at this link:

Hanson spoke on behalf of the ELCA and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), which he serves as president. He noted that "this tragic incident occurred on the first day of the World Council of Churches' World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel." []

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