Full Communion Partners
Below are links to online positions and resources surrounding the situation in Israel and the Occupied Territories from the ELCA Full Communion Partners (definition of Full Communion).
Other Christian Organizations
- Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) - A coalition of 22 public policy offices of national churches and agencies -- Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant. They seek to maintain on-going dialogue with Congress, the Administration and the diplomatic community, to advance theconcerns, assessments and advocacy positions of their member bodies. Among its principal advocacy concerns are: the avoidance and resolution of armed conflict, human rights, arms control, foreign aid and the unique nature of Jerusalem -- sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims.
- Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding (EMEU) - An Affiliation of Christian churches, agencies and individuals which seeks to provide encouragement to, advocacy for and fellowship with Christians in the Middle East by sponsoring conferences, facilitating partnerships, and creating friendships in order to bridge the geographic and cultural divides.
- Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA) - Works in the U.S. and Canada to support the vision of Sabeel, cultivating the support of American and Canadian churches through co-sponsored regional educational conferences, alternative pigrimages, witness trips and international gatherings in the Holy Land.
- Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) - An ecumenical group of American Christians to inform American Christians of the plight of Palestinian Christians. It is an organization which "seeks to replace despair with hope, fear with security, and humiliation with human dignity."
- Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) - A fellowship of the churches in the Middle East acting out of the modern ecumenical movement, the same which gave birth to the World Council and other regional ecumenical councils through the world.
- National Council of Churches, USA (NCCC-US) - The leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. It does this work partially through its program commissions, which focus on specific issues of its communions.
- Pilgrims of Ibillin - Committed to achieving peaceful coexistence and mutual respect among Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities in the Holy Land through a focus on education. Pilgrims works primarily but not exclusively with Mar Elias Educational Institutions. The institute's founder, Father Elias Chacour, articulated a goal that perfectly embodies the mission of Pilgrims: "We intend to build peace on the desktops of children."
- World Council of Churches (WCC) - The broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement bringing together 349 churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 560 million Christians.
- Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) - A program of WCC which seeks to support local and international efforts to end the Israeli occupation and bring a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a just peace, based on international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.
- Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) - A program of the WCC established as an international, inter-church advocacy initiative for peace in Israel and Palestine.