Peace Not Walls

Peace Not Walls is a special ELCA campaign calling for efforts toward a viable, contiguous Palestinian state; a secure Israeli state at peace with its Arab neighbors; and a shared Jerusalem with equal access and rights for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.  

Reflections On a Trip to the Holy Land
Read these reflections by Darryle Clott of Good Shepherd Lutheran, La Crosse, following a trip to the Holy Land in November 2017 w/ Pr. Kent Johnson and 17 others. 
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) 
See the ELCJHL website.


Resources for Learning More About Israel
and Palestine
Resources for personal growth, group education, 
speakers, etc. See Learn More FLYER.


Bethlehem Communion Ware

Did you know our synod office has communion
ware crafted in Bethlehem by local artisans,
that is available for use by synod congregations? 
We invite your church to take advantage of this opportunity to experience in worship both the presence of Christ and the quest for peace in the Holy Land.  Using these Bethlehem service pieces can help raise your congregants’ sensitivity to our connection with the Holy Land, and their prevailing need for peace and justice. We hope you will contact the synod office at 608-788-5000 or email to schedule use of this special communion ware.

Holy Land Travel Resources

The 2011 Synod Assembly passed Resolution on Visits to the Holy Land  calling for resources that model the ELCA’s policy of accompaniment with the ELCJHL.

Middle East 

Children helping with 

olive harvest

View from Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan

God's Work. Our Hands.

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