Here are some ways to stay informed and to support ministries of the ELCA and ELCJHL.
PRAY FOR PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND
Join in the international prayer vigil for peace and justice in the Middle East on the 24th of each month sponsored by ACT Palestine Forum. Find out more.
Download flyer on how to get involved!
Join the International Prayer Vigil or plan other worship experiences
Engage in Advocacy
- Washington Office (ELCA) - Find here what issues the ELCA's advocacy office in Washington, DC is focusing on and how you can inform your congressional representatives.
- CMEP - Churches for Middle East Peace is a helpful organization for tracking legislation that deals with the Middle East and for letting you know how you can get involved.
- The Decade for a Culture of Nonviolence originated from the work of twenty Nobel Peace Laureates, including Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Desmond Tutu, and the Dalai Lama. The 1999 ELCA Churchwide Assembly committed this church to work with other churches and organizations to build a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence through 2010.
- Read the ELCA Selective Purchasing Policy Guide and develop a purchasing policy regarding the Middle East.
Receive Informational Updates
- MENET - Sign up for the ELCA's Middle East Network to receive updates of what is going on in the region of Israel-Palestine and how the ELCA and ELCJHL are getting involved.
- PNW Blog - Sign up for the PNW blog.
- CMEP - Sign up for the email updates of Churches for Middle East Peace and keep updated with what legislation is passing through Washington regarding the Middle East. (The form is on the left side of the page.
- Read news from the ground on the blogs of current missionaries, Young Adults in Global Mission and US Ecumenical Accompaniers from listed at right.
Give Financial Support
- Good Gifts (ELCA) - Here are some ways you can financially support the programs of the ELCA and ELCJHL dealing with Israel-Palestine.
- Crafts, Olive Oil and Products - Invest in the Palestinian economy by purchasing Palestinian crafts and products. Download a handout of sources for Palestinian handicrafts made by Lutheran school students and other ministries.
- EAPPI - To donate to the EAPPI scholarship fund, a Global Gift program of the ELCA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Pr. Lanny Westphal at 800-638-3522, ext. 2641.
Visit the Middle East
- Travel Resources - Where to go, whom to visit and how to plan an authentic trip to Israel and Palestine so that you meet your Lutheran sisters and brothers in the Holy Land? View sample itineraries, helpful guidelines, contact information for ELCJHL, LWF and other Palestinian Christian and interfaith resources.