“Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with human SECURITY and humiliation with DIGNITY”

Lutheran Witness in Palestine: Grace Under Pressure

A symposium sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod, ELCA

Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 2pm – 8pm

Church of the Reformation212 E. Capitol Street NEWashington, DC 20003

Through the reflections of three Lutheran church leaders, shared conversation among attendees and presenters, a
common meal, and prayer, this symposium seeks to:

  • describe Palestinian life in its present reality and its hopes for the future;
  • present the policy and programs of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as these seek to facilitate peaceful
    solutions for the people of the Middle East;
  • allow Bishop Graham to present reflections on his January 2009 trip to Israel and Palestine;
  • encourage responsible action toward peace with justice on the part of individuals and congregations
  • pray for the peace of Jerusalem


  • 2:30 – SPEAKER: The Rev. Susan Wilder, director for Middle East Public Policy Advocacy, Church in Society Unit, ELCA Washington Office
  • 3:00 – SPEAKER: The Rev. Mark Brown, Regional Representative in Jerusalem, Lutheran World Federation
  • 4:30 – TIME OF PRAYER
  • 5:00 – MEAL of Middle Eastern food
  • 6:00 – SPEAKER: The Rev. Richard H. Graham, bishop, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod, ELCA

Click to register online.(Flyer 1) Single page announcement (pdf file)(Flyer 2) Folded full info insert (pdf file)

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