Here are six ways you can participate in the ELCA’s efforts to help build peace with justice in Palestine and Israel through the Peace Not Walls campaign.
Peace Not Walls has an active network of individuals and working groups across the United States that you are invited to join. To find out if there is a PNW working group in your area or for more information, email
or call 773-380-2933.
Pray for the people of the Holy Land and for a just and peaceful transformation of the conflict. Join the international prayer vigil
for peace in the Middle East on the 24th
of every month and pray alongside others around the world. Participate in the annual World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel. Find a bulletin insert about the prayer vigil, a prayer litany from the Holy Land and other worship resources on the resource page
under the "Pray" tab.
Walk with our companions in the Holy Land, ELCA missionaries and Ecumenical Accompaniers working for peace with justice in the region by following their blogs and websites (look under the "Accompany" tab on the resources page). There are many ways to accompany our companions:
To receive the latest updates and action alerts from Peace Not Walls, sign up
for the Middle East Network Newsletter. Peace Not Walls encourages you to become familiar with and contact your members of Congress to advocate for peace and justice in Palestine and Israel. Check out the "Advocate" tab on the resources page
The PNW Challenge invites seminarians to engage in the ELCA Peace Not Walls initiative by encouraging them to develop projects for use in ministry contexts that support the foci of the program: accompaniment, advocacy and awareness raising. We hope that the final projects will be able to be shared as a resource for others across the ELCA to use in their own ministry contexts. You can find more details on the PNW Challenge flier and the Frequently Asked Questions document on the resources page under the “Accompany” tab.
Host an event
Thinking about holding an event to raise awareness? Looking for resources on how to do this? We have resources to help: background on some of the major issues of the conflict, suggestions for the best videos, books, websites and study resources, and other printed resources. To order printed handouts, click here
. You can find these materials under the "Learn more" tab on the resources page
The Strategy for Engagement with Palestine and Israel and subsequent actions by churchwide assemblies encourage the purchasing of Palestinian products and the use of selective purchasing to avoid buying products made in illegal Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land. Various resources are available, including the ELCA stance on boycott, divestment, and sanctions; and guidance on identifying products made in Israeli settlements under the "Advocate" tab on the resource page