Ever since Jesus began his ministry, some of the people living in the Holy Land and Jordan have followed his way. In that region, their descendants continue to remain faithful to this day. Among them are the members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL), a member church of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF).
The ELCJHL places major importance on building peace in the region. In its struggle to be a witness for peace and justice, the ELCJHL provides educational, ecumenical, diaconal and interfaith initiatives. The ELCIC supports the goal of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East.
The April – May issue of Canada Lutheran takes a deeper look at the relationship between the ELCIC and the ELCJHL. In diving into the geography and demographics of the region, the feature story looks at the importance of nurturing the relationship with our partner ELCJHL as a shared witness.