In overwhelming vote, Lutheran church urges US to stop aid to Israel


This weekend, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) overwhelmingly approved two resolutions calling on the US government to end all financial and military aid to Israel until Israel "compl[ies] with internationally recognized human rights standards", freezes settlement construction on occupied Palestinian land, and for the church to adopt an investment screen to avoid profiting from Israel's Occupation, at ELCA's triennial 2016 Churchwide Assembly in New Orleans. ELCA is one of three Lutheran church bodies in the US Modoweiss reports


Yesterday's vote on Resolution C1 was 751 (82%) in favour, and 162 opposed.

[8.] To urge this church's members, congregations, synods, agencies and presiding bishop to call on their U.S. Representatives, Senators and the Administration to take action requiring that, to continue receiving U.S. financial and military aid, Israel must comply with internationally recognized human rights standards as specified in existing U.S. law, stop settlement building and the expansion of existing settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, end its occupation of Palestinian territory, and enable an independent Palestinian state; and

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