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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January 18, 2011

Stressing the urgency of peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori last weekend wrote to President Barack Obama urging United States leadership to "reignite a negotiations process that can produce immediate and sustainable steps toward a just,...

November 28, 2010

Christians around the world can deepen their understandings of Jesus' birth – and the current context of Bethlehem and the Middle East – by making direct connections with Holy Land communities in Advent, Christmastide and year-round.

Two quick online clicks – to web sites of the...

September 29, 2010

The Rev. Hanna Daly, rector of St. Andrew's, Ramallah, and St. Peter's, Birzeit, met his wife, Anita, when they both taught at the School for the Deaf in Salt, Jordan.

The couple and their three school-age children moved to Ramallah in 2009 from Amman, where Daly subsequently established...

September 28, 2010

Saying that they are people of hope who "refuse ... to give in to cynicism or despair," a group of interfaith leaders delivered a declaration to the White House and State Department Sept. 29 uniting in support of "active, fair, and firm U.S. leadership for Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace."

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August 31, 2010

Politicians need to focus on the human face of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and not discard it in favor of their own political agendas, the head of the World Council of Churches has said in the Middle East.

"Politicians need to act and prevent this human tragedy," WCC general...

August 31, 2010

The head of the World Council of Churches, who is on a visit to the Middle East, has condemned the killings of four Israelis near Hebron in the West Bank.

"At a time when Palestinian and Israeli leaders are beginning negotiations, the extremists who encourage and legitimize violence must...

July 28, 2010

In West Jerusalem, an Anglican church built in 1874 and shuttered for 62 years is finding new life as "a house of God for all, a center for bringing people together."

"This is our hope and our vision," said Bishop Suheil Dawani, leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle...

June 2, 2010

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori June 2 sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing deep concern surrounding Israel's interception of an aid flotilla bound for Gaza.

Nine activists were killed May 31 when Israeli commandos boarded the six-ship convoy carrying...

June 1, 2010

Palestinian Christian organizations have urged protests by church groups around the world against an Israeli assault on ships bringing aid to Gaza, which Israel says has led to the deaths of at least 10 activists on board the convoy.

The Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem...

March 15, 2010

"Friends in holy places," ENS Weekly bulletin inserts for Palm Sunday, March 28, describe the work of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its relationship with the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem as together they serve the minority Christian population in the Holy Land...

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