U.S. Military Aid to El Salvador: Campaign of Prayer, Fasting, and Vigils
ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA91.07.108
Passed by the 1991 Churchwide Assembly in Orlando, Florida.
To affirm the commitment of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to pray and work for a negotiated and just solution to the conflict in El Salvadore;
To endorse the Campaign of Prayer, Fasting, and Vigils sponsored by the National Debate for Peace in El Salvadore and the churches of El Salvadore, which seeks to end U.S. military aid to the government of El Salvadore and to support a new policy favorable to the life of the poor;
To encourage ELCA members, congregations, and synods actively to participate in the campaign through prayer, fasting, vigils, and contact with their members of Congress throughout the month of September 1991 as the issue is debated in the U.S. Congress and to join in the "National Day of Prayer, Fasting, and Action" in Washington, D.C., on September 24, 1991; and
To request the bishop of this church to convey this resolution to Bishop Medardo Gómez, the Salvadoran Lutheran Synod (Sínodo Luterano Salvadoreño), and other leaders of the National Debate for Peace in El Salvadore and to assure them of our continued solidarity with them in their quest for peace.