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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November 17, 2011

Dear Freind:

Greetings from Bethlehem in the West Bank, site of Our Lord's birth in human flesh, and a modern-day crucible of life within the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I'm here with an inspiring delegation of women bishops from the United States that has come to Israel and the...

November 15, 2011

Christian leaders are urging the U.S. government to step up its leadership in resolving the prolonged stalemate in peace negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, especially in light of a recent controversial move by Israel to establish a new settlement in East Jerusalem.

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November 11, 2011

Why is a shared Jerusalem necessary for a just and lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace? Jerusalem is holy to each of the three Abrahamic faiths, and each has a long history of dwelling in the city. Both the Israeli people and the Palestinian people see Jerusalem as central to their identities,...

November 4, 2011

Last week, we began a series about Israeli-Palestinian peace with an alert discussing the necessity of negotiations toward a two-state solution. Today, we continue that series, addressing the issue of U.S. foreign aid to the Palestinian people. In the wake of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas...

November 4, 2011

WHAT KIND OF AID DOES THE U.S. PRESENTLY PROVIDE THE PALESTINIANS?

Congress annually provides three pots of money to the Palestinian people: (1) $200 million in direct assistance to the Palestinian Authority government; (2) $150 million or more in support of Palestinian security forces;...

October 27, 2011

"On the holy mountain stands the city he has founded; Then Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Of Zion it shall be said, 'Everyone was born in her,' And the Most High himself shall sustain her." -- Psalm 87 (page 711, Book of Common Prayer)

The Arab-...

October 26, 2011

WHY ARE NEGOTIATIONS NECESSARY? At present, Israel occupies the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and has since 1967. Nearly all Israelis and Palestinians agree, and the official positions of both the state of Israel and the Palestinian Authority affirm, that an end...

October 19, 2011

Recent clashes between Coptic Christians and troops in Egypt that resulted in some 25 deaths have been condemned by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams as "a prolonged failure on the part of the security forces to guarantee the safety of Christian personnel and property."

Speaking in...

October 3, 2011

El presidente palestino Mahmoud Abbas solicitó formalmente el 23 de septiembre que las Naciones Unidas reconociera como un Estado los territorios que el preside. Entre tanto, líderes políticos y religiosos del mundo han advertido que la paz duradera en la región sólo puede alcanzarse a través...

October 2, 2011

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sept. 23 formally presented a bid for the United Nations to recognize as a state the territories he leads. Meanwhile, world and church leaders have warned that lasting peace in the region can only be realized through negotiations between Israel and...

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