The Presiding Bishop and Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church on behalf of its House of Bishops, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committees on International Justice and Peace and Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs together wish to raise their grave concern that the Trump Administration has apparently decided to halt further U.S. humanitarian assistance to hospitals in East Jerusalem as part of a wider curtailment of U.S. funding that has been assisting the Palestinian people for many years.
En la Biblia hebrea el libro de Números se titula “En el desierto”. Éste comienza con una gran esperanza. Dios liberó a su pueblo de Egipto, de una amarga esclavitud, un trabajo agotador, y del infanticidio. ¡Qué liberación!
“We are reminded that hate-filled violence knows no bounds – whether a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, a Christian church in Charleston, or a Jewish synagogue In Pittsburgh. As people of faith, we are bound together not only in our mourning, but also in our response.”
The Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) continues to discern the denomination’s future as outlined in the priorities and goals of Future Directions 2025.