Middle East Task Force
Pastor Skip Cornett, Chair of the SOS Middle East Task Force is offering a number of opportunities for individuals and congregations in the synod who would like to work on education and advocacy for resolution of the Israeli - Palestinian conflict.
Nov. Middle East Trip - Visiting the Holy Land: The Ministry of Jesus Yesterday and Today is scheduled for Nov. 8 - 18th flying out of Washington's Dulles International Airport. The trip will include visits to the traditional religious sites, but will focus heavily on the ministry of Palestinian Lutherans and is directed at education for advocacy for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Skip is also available to work with local congregations teaching classes on the Israeli - Palestinian conflict.
Skip is also recruiting individuals to serve on the Middle East Task Force.
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 614.775.0787 or 614.226.2410 for further information on these opportunities.
Churches for Middle East Peace is the umbrella organization for mainline denominations, including the ELCA, working for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
The Foundation for Middle East Peace tracks the growth of Israeli settlements in the West Bank Palestinian territory.
The Kairos Document was issued by Palestinian Christians in late 2009. It is an expression of Palestinian grievance, a call for global support of their cause, and an effort at reconciliation between the Palestinians and Israel.
Americans for Peace Now is a Jewish organization working for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Their website includes extensive information on the presence and growth of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territory.
Peace, Not Walls:Stand for Justice in the Holy Land is the ELCA Middle East Peace Initiative.
ELCJHL - The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land: Working for Justice, Praying for Peace, Living in Hope. The ELCJHL is the Lutheran church in the Palestinian territory, Jordan and the Holy Land.