In Washington, D.C., the Rev. Mark S. Hanson and Denis McDonough, chief of staff for the White House Security Council, recently met during an event organized by the Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., also.
Rev. Hanson is the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and president of the Lutheran World Federation. During the CMEP event, Hanson and McDonough were joined by officials from several other national-level churches.
After the session, Rev. Hanson said that, among other topics, concerns about Israeli settlement construction in the Gaza Strip were discussed.
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