Keep an eye out for what resolutions are passed at your ELCA synod and churchwide assemblies this year. The Metropolitan Chicago Synod Assembly is meeting June 4 and 5, 2010, and will be voting on a resolution called "TO ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING OF AND ENDORSEMENT OF THE KAIROS PALESTINE DOCUMENT 2009." (see here)
The Kairos Palestine Document is a propaganda piece against the nation of Israel. "The document. . . is meant to mobilize churches worldwide in a program of boycotts, divestment and delegitimization directed at the State of Israel. It alludes explicitly to a similarly named document issued in South Africa years ago, thus deliberately comparing Israel with the regime of apartheid. It employs extreme language, such as declaring that 'the military occupation of our land is a sin against God and humanity,'" says Malcolm Lowe in his article, "The Palestinian 'Kairos' Document: A Behind-the-Scenes Analysis."
Please read Malcolm Lowe's Analysis of the "Kairos" document. (see here) The ELCA Metropolitan Chicago Synod Assembly will be voting on the endorsement of this document. (will there be something similar at the churchwide Assembly?)
I have a bad feeling the ELCA will be passing many of these types of resolutions in the months and years to come.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
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