2009 Bishops' Academy
Post-Trip Resources for Awareness, Advocacy, Accompaniment, and Inter-Religious Relationships
Read Bishop Hanson's January 23, 2009, Letter to Ecumenical and Inter-Religious National Leaders
In light of these historic relationships with the ELCJHL (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land) and a resolve to seek peace with justice for all in the region, the ELCA is committed to raising awareness in our congregations of our Palestinian Christian brothers and sisters, engaging in advocacy on their behalf, accompanying these partners through their difficulties, and enhancing our ecumenical and interfaith relationships. These four areas of awareness, advocacy, accompaniment and faith relationships, framed our trip.
- Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson
by Dr. Michael Trice and Dr. Carol Schersten LaHurd
4. Inter-Religious & Ecumenical Relationships
The Lutheran Magazine, Synod Generated Supplements
The below syond supplements contain information from the Bishops' Academy. Each supplement has a reflection from an ELCA bishop.
Attention All Synods
The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) supports efforts to bring a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a just peace, based on international law and relevant United Nations resolutions. ELCA members are invited to apply for scholarship funds to become an ecumenical accompanier. Contact Carol LaHurd at 1.800.638.3522 ext. 2117.