Lutheran bishop receives Japanese peace prize for Holy Land interreligious work

[The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land] In a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, among his professional peers, longtime friends, and his wife, the Right Rev. Munib Younan received the Niwano Peace Prize on July 27 for his work toward interreligious dialogue among Christians, Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem and worldwide. Younan is the […]

Anglican primate joins Christian leaders in Jerusalem in calling for calm at holy site

[Episcopal News Service] Leaders of the Christian churches in Jerusalem, including the Anglican primate, have called for peace and reconciliation amid tensions at a shared holy site in the city, as the Israel government backs down from a standoff over stricter security measures there. Archbishop Suheil Dawani, primate of the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and […]

New canons installed in Jerusalem during Anglican pilgrimage to Holy Land

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop in Jerusalem and the Middle East Suheil Dawani has installed four new canons at St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem during an international Anglican pilgrimage. Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon and Archbishop of Hong Kong Paul Kwong, who is chairman of the Anglican Consultative Council, became Episcopal canons. […]

Anglican Holy Land pilgrimage explores reconciliation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans from around the Communion have begun a 12-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Five primates and Anglican Communion secretary general, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, are accompanying the pilgrims. Among the highlights of the tour are Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee. Full article.

Church funding ends for Gaza mobile dental clinic

[Anglican Communion News Service] A special fund established to pay for a mobile dental clinic in Gaza is being wound up – seven years beyond its original end-date. The Church in Wales established its Jubilee Fund as a Millennium project in 2000. The mobile dental clinic in Gaza was the fund’s main beneficiary until 2007, when […]

WCC calls for Pentecost global day of prayer for ‘just peace’ in Holy Land

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians are invited to participate this Pentecost in a global prayer campaign to call for peace in the Holy Land. The World Council of Churches, through a campaign called “Come, Spirit of Peace: A Global Day of Prayer for Just Peace in the Holy Land,” is calling on Christians everywhere to unite in […]

Suheil Dawani elected primate of Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Diocese of Jerusalem has been elected as the next primate of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. He succeeds Archbishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, who has held the post since 2007. Full article.

Archbishop of Canterbury praises for ‘bridge-building’ archbishop of Jerusalem

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has concluded his longest pastoral visit to a diocese outside the Church of England by praising the archbishop of Jerusalem’s “bridge-building” work between Israelis and Palestinians. The diocese, in the province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, includes Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. Full article.

Re-opening of church in Diocese of Jerusalem a ‘symbol of renewal’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Canterbury has described the imminent re-opening of St Peter’s Anglican Church in Jaffa as a story of hope. The church has been closed since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The Diocese of Jerusalem is now working on renovating it, with hopes that worship will soon resume there. Full article.

Archbishop of Canterbury talks of suffering during sermon at St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem

[Anglican Communion News Service] The experience of the church in this region has been of a suffering church for centuries. Sometimes life has been better, sometimes it is less bad. But the nature of suffering is that when it is happening it is all consuming. Every part of life is dominated by it. That is true […]