Bible Study on Galatians by Dr. Marit Trelstad.
Memorials – B3: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The debate picks up with an amendment (to call upon the ELCA to underscore the call for economic initiatives by this church and its members in the peace not walls campaign.
Such initiatives, in consultation with the Evangelical Lutheran church in Jordan and the Holy Land could include purchasing of products if Palestinian providers and exploration of the feasibility of refusing to buy products produced in Israeli settlements. Also to be explored is the entire investment activity activity by this church.). Amendment passed 385-368.
Bishop G. Knoche moved an amendment “Examination of investment would exclude the
option of divestiture.” Amendment is ruled consistent with fiduciary responsibility and ELCA policy. Question called for all matters before the house. Voted to end debate on B3 695-35. Amendment passed 472-261. B3 (twice amended) passed 637-105.
Report from Lutheran Disaster Response
Final work on this posting is delayed. I’ll also post a summary note.