Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East

The Church covers Jerusalem, Iran, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Gulf. The Jerusalem bishopric was founded in 1841 and became an archbishopric in 1957. Reorganization in January 1976 ended the archbishopric and combined the Diocese of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria with the Jerusalem bishopric after a nineteen-year separation. Around the same time, the new Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf was formed and the Diocese of Egypt was revived. The Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr in Jerusalem is known for its ministry to pilgrims. St George's College, Jerusalem, is in partnership with the Anglican Communion.

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May 14, 2002

In spite of the violence that grips Israel and the West Bank, St. George's College and the pastorate committee of St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem are sponsoring s special 'education for peace' initiative for Jewish, Christian and Muslim children.

In early July a group of 12...

April 29, 2002

Emphatic exchanges of contesting points of view about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict characterized an April 17-18 conference in New York titled 'Megaphones and Muffled Voices: What Constitutes Full and Fair Media Coverage of Israeli-Palestinian Issues?' Some 80 secular and religious...

April 4, 2002

Dear Friends, Salaam and grace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and blessed greetings from Jerusalem, It is Easter Day, the day of Resurrection. However, this year's celebration of Christ's new life is remembered in the middle of total chaos, and persistent suffering of a lonely people, who...

January 17, 2002

A recent decision by the Israeli government to halt construction of a mosque next to a major Christian holy site in Nazareth will be challenged by Muslim groups.In defiance of a court ruling, work began on the mosque near the Basilica of the Annunciation, the site where tradition says the Angel...

January 11, 2002

Facing strong international opposition, Israeli authorities have withdrawn permission for Muslims in Nazareth to build a mosque adjacent to the Basilica of the Annunciation, the traditional site where the angel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus to Mary.Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has...

January 3, 2002

The Middle East Forum, a broadly ecumenical coalition, is sponsoring a travel seminar for church and secular journalists to Jerusalem and the West Bank, April 19-29, 2002. The seminar will be led by James M. Wall, senior contributing editor of The Christian Century, who has frequently visited...

September 13, 2001

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC, two consultations on the crisis in the Middle East have been postponed.In a memo to the 140 participants registered for the New York consultation, and over 100 for the Berkeley event, the Rev. Brian Grieves, director of Peace...

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