Strong Lutheran and Ecumenical Opposition to Moving of Embassy to Jerusalem

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the ELCA, the President of the Lutheran World Federation, and the heads of thirteen church bodies operating in the Holy Land all published statements today against the moving of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  A common theme is the fear this action will make peacemaking even more difficult in the Middle East area.

The Christian consensus is peace requires a two-state solution with the status of Jerusalem one of the last issues to be resolved. Moving the embassy before peace is attained would be like putting the cart before the horse.

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