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Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
and the
War In Iraq

Actions taken by the ELCA Churchwide Assembly and Church Council
Statements by the ELCA Presiding Bishop
Ecumenical Statements signed by the ELCA


PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT

August 2003
ELCA Churchwide Assembly action on the Middle East

June 27, 2002
Statement of Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson on Developments Regarding the Middle East

April 27, 2002
Statement of the NCCCUSA-sponsored delegation to the Middle East:  "By My Spirit" What Will Make for Peace in the Middle East?

April 6, 2002
ELCA Church Council Statement on Palestine

April 4, 2002
Statement of Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson on the Middle East

April 2, 2002
Letter of Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson to President Bush concerning the need for a cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians

August 2001
ELCA Churchwide Assembly action on the Middle East

June 7, 2001
Church Leaders' Letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell

November 2000
ELCA Church Council Resolution on the Middle East

October 12, 2000
ELCA Conference of Bishops Letter to President Clinton on the Crisis in the Mideast

October 3, 2000
Statement of ELCA Presiding Bishop Anderson on the Crisis in the Middle East

September 6, 2000
Church Leaders' Letter to President Clinton on the Future of Jerusalem

November 16, 1998
ELCA Church Council adopted Guidelines for Lutheran-Jewish Relations

April 1996
ELCA Church Council action on the Middle East

August 1995
ELCA Churchwide Assembly adopted Social Statement: For Peace in God’s World

April 18, 1994
ELCA Church Council adopted the "Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to the Jewish Community"

September 1993
ELCA Churchwide Assembly action on the Middle East

September 1991
ELCA Churchwide Assembly action on the Conflict in the Middle East

August 1989
ELCA Churchwide Assembly action on the Middle East

April 16, 1989
ELCA Church Council Message on the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict


WAR IN IRAQ

April 16, 2003
Statement of ELCA Presiding Bishop "End of Overt Hostilities in
Iraq War"

March 20, 2003
Pastoral Letter and Statement of ELCA Presiding Bishop

March 18, 2003
ELCA News Service: 'Peace Knows No Deadlines' Says ELCA Presiding Bishop

March 11, 2003
ELCA News Service: ELCA Presiding Bishop Criticizes White House on
Iraq

November 26, 2002
Statement of ELCA Presiding Bishop

November 2002
ELCA Church Council Resolution on Iraq

August 30, 2002
Statement of ELCA Presiding Bishop

August 2001
ELCA Churchwide Assembly action:  Economic Sanctions Against
Iraq and Cuba

September 1991
ELCA Churchwide Assembly action on the Conflict in the Middle East

     

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