The Metro Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is excited to invite you to join Bishop Eaton and Cindy Halmarson (Area Program Director for MENA and Europe) in a national teleconference this May. Bishop Eaton and Cindy will share about their January 2015 pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel and our ELCA engagement in the Middle East.
Bishop Eaton and Cindy will also respond to questions from the Peace Not Walls network. Through St. Luke’s folks like Joe Scarry, this could be you!
You are invited to send in questions for Bishop Eaton and Cindy Halmarson to Karin.Brown@elca.org by Monday May 11.
When: Tuesday, May 19 2pmCT/3pm EST
How to call in: US/CAN Toll Free: 1-877-820-7831 and the participant passcode is 8312909
Email questions to Karin.Brown@elca.org by Monday May 11
We look forward to this opportunity to connect with the PNW network.
The Peace Not Walls campaign of the ELCA encourages ELCA members to stand in solidarity with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land through education, worship, prayer, giving, and advocacy. St. Luke’s member Joe Scarry recently took a trip to the Holy Land and has been active in the Metro Chicago Synod’s Working Group on the Middle East.
“We, believers from three religions, have been placed in this land, Jews, Christians, and Muslims. It is our responsibility to find the right way to live together in peace rather than to fight and kill one another. Palestinians yearn for the end to occupation and for what they see as their inalienable rights. Israelis long for the day when they can live in personal and national security. Together we must find ways of reaching these goals.” -Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land, “The Voice of the Holy Land,” November 2007