The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Roundtable upset

Mainline Christian leaders from the ELCA, the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and other denominations sent an Oct. 8 letter asking Congress to re-evaluate U.S. aid to Israel in light of alleged human rights violations. That triggered some Jewish leaders to back out of an Oct. 22-23 meeting of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable. According to the Congressional Research Service, Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance, mostly in military aid and contracts.


Timothy Rohs

Timothy Rohs

Posted at 10:24 pm (U.S. Eastern) 11/26/2012

I continue to be apalled at the church's open and unabshed behaivor as a Political Action Committee for which I have no vote or voice what so ever.  This little after thought of an article appears in the same issue where the church openly brags about "cooperating with" and "leveraging" government services in China (no human rights violations occur in that country I am sure).  Actions such as this do nothing but continue to drive a wedge further between the remaining conservative Lutherans in the ELCA and the church. 

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