The Southeastern Iowa Synod has an active regional ministry advocating for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine. Through accompaniment, advocacy and awareness-raising, Peace Not Walls connects ELCA members to our companions and promotes dignity, full respect for human rights, healing and reconciliation. With our Palestinian Lutheran companions, we also accompany Palestinians and Israelis, Jews, Christians and Muslims working together for peace with justice. For more information visit:

The Southeastern Iowa Synod Peace Not Walls joins the National Peace Not Walls campaign in concern for Augusta Victoria Hospital on the Mount of Olives, the sole provider for cancer and kidney specialty care for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.  It is a fully accredited hospital, which is supported by contributions from Lutheran churches around the world, including the ELCA. Give online to AVH through the ELCA website

June 2020 Updates: