Twin Ports Peace Not Walls will meet on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 pm CDT at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Duluth and on Zoom (link above).
The entire 90 minutes will be devoted to the Holy Land Trip participants sharing about their experiences on the trip. Also, Bishop Amy Odgren will join in to share about her recent visit to the Holy Land this past January with other ELCA bishops.
HOLY LAND TRIP
Twin Ports Peace Not Walls (together with Churches for Middle East Peace) recently completed a Holy Land trip organized by Mejdi Tours. The tour was called “The Holy Land: Stories of the Past, Struggles in the Present, Hopes for the Future” and allowed participants to meet with both Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs to learn about the current struggle as well as visits to key biblical and archaeological sites.
Update on Holy Land Trip
Several of the Duluth community participated in the trip.
A summary of the trip can be found on the group’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090853802122
Prior to the pandemic, our group sponsored several “Film & Food Nights” to raise awareness regarding the Palestinian issue. Various congregations hosted these film nights: In Duluth, MN, Concordia Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and Peace United Church of Christ, and in Superior, WI, Pilgrim Lutheran Church. The following films were viewed and discussed in these venues:
- 1948: Creation & Catastrophe
- Gaza in Conflict
- The Iron Wall
- Israel vs Israel
- Knowledge Is the Beginning
- The Occupation of the American Mind
- The Wanted 18
- With God on Our Side
Recently, the Leadership Team created PowerPoint presentations on various topics: Primer on Palestinians Living Under Occupation; Gaza: History, Trauma, & Hope; Eco-Peace Middle East; Art as Creative Resistance; Beyond the Two-State Solution (featuring Jonathan Kuttab’s proposal); and the Palestinian History Tapestry.