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 […]

Pastors, young people attend ecumenical meeting in Egypt

[Anglican Communion News Service] Pastors and young people in Egypt have held an unprecedented meeting to exchange ideas. A spokesperson for the Diocese in Egypt said: “The day aimed for youth to speak about their honest opinion of the church and the liturgy in order to reduce the gap between the youth and the church.” Full […]

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 […]

Prayer and solidarity after another terror attack on Coptic Christians

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican church leaders have expressed their prayerful solidarity with the Coptic Church after the latest terror attack in Egypt on May 26 left 29 Christians dead. A further 24 people were injured in the attack in the Minya region, which targeted pilgrims who were visiting the monastery of Saint Samuel the […]

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.