The Middle East is where the events of the Bible happened. In our hearts and imaginations, Christians are transported to the Holy Land as we worship and listen to the scriptures. Today, Israel, Palestine and the Middle Eat yearn for peace. The ELCIC enjoys a deep relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL). While relatively small in membership, the ELCJHL offers a strong witness for peace in midst of the tension, violence and complexities of life in Middle East. The ELCJHL works in partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) on several projects, and is a companion synod to the ELCIC’s Eastern Synod.
On the 24th of each month, the National Bishop invites members of the ELCIC to join people around the world in prayer vigil for peace in the Middle East.
In partnership with CLWR and the ELCJHL, the ELCIC part of a three year project to support the sustainability to the ELCJHL’s public witness.