Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
The ELCA Conference of Bishops' Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Liaison Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by signing a joint statement during a Lutheran-Catholic service of Common Prayer.
Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years.
You can plan a meaningful pilgrimage to the Holy Land with support from the ELCA’s Peace Not Walls team. By working with our Peace Not Walls trip liaison located in Jerusalem and Peace Not Walls staff in the United States, you can connect with Palestinian Lutherans, local contacts and organizations before and during your visit to the Holy Land.
Find a step-by-step guide to planning a trip, information about visiting the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land congregations and related ministries, and other tools for making connections on the resources page under the "Travel" tab.
Planning your own trip
Many commercial tour companies plan and lead effective group visits to the Holy Land. Group Travel Directors is recommended by numerous ELCA trip leaders. They have a stated commitment to and demonstrated track record of providing exposure to a range of Palestinian and Israeli experiences and perspectives and to the region’s Christian population and Lutheran ministries. They also agree to make responsible use of Palestinian tour providers while in the Holy Land. Please be assured the ELCA receives no financial compensation for recommending this company.
For more information
Contact the Peace Not Walls team by email or call 773-380-2875.
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