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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February 24, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams visited the West Bank and Gaza Feb. 22-23 as part of his four-day visit to the Holy Land.

Accompanied by Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani and Church of Ireland Bishop Michael Jackson of Clogher, Williams met with representatives of the...

February 23, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on Feb. 22 held a series of meetings with the three most senior heads of churches in Jerusalem: His Beatitude Theophilus III, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem and members of the Holy Synod; His Beatitude Torkom II, Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem;...

February 21, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani were received by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan at the culmination of the archbishop's two-day visit to the Kingdom Feb. 19-21.

"During their 30-minute audience, discussion ranged across a...

February 19, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will embark on a four-day visit to Jordan, Israel and Palestine from Feb. 19-23. Williams will meet with Christians in the Holy Land, including Anglicans in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, and will be accompanied throughout by Anglican Bishop in...

January 31, 2010

President Bishop Mouneer Anis of Jerusalem and the Middle East has resigned from the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion saying that his presence has "no value whatsoever" and that his voice is "like a useless cry in the wilderness."

Anis' decision was announced in a Jan. 30...

January 15, 2010

Representatives of Middle Eastern Anglican, Lutheran and Reformed churches, meeting in Harissa, Lebanon, have voted unanimously in favor of the ordination of women as pastors. "This is historic and allows us to move forward in a leading role," said Jerusalem Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan after...

September 22, 2009

As more than 120 heads of state and government prepare for seven days of debate at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a diverse group of interfaith leaders are raising their voices in support of "a negotiated, sustainable resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict -- a...

September 21, 2009

We come from varied ethnic backgrounds and religious faiths that are diverse. We are Democrats and Republicans. We are veterans of war and of the struggle for peace. Together, we are all Americans.

We find common cause in supporting strong U.S. leadership to achieve a negotiated,...

August 7, 2009

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State United States Department of State Washington, DC 20520

Dear Madam Secretary,

We are writing to express our grave concern about the eviction of 50 Palestinians from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah section of East Jerusalem...

August 6, 2009

WRITE SECRETARY CLINTON TODAY

Early on Sunday, August 2, after a long legal battle, Israeli security forces evicted two Palestinian extended families from their homes in East Jerusalem. Almost immediately Israeli settlers moved in. This action is all part of the continuing debate over...

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