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January 7, 2020

Amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States following the strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, The Episcopal Church continues to be guided by the teaching of Jesus Christ, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” We affirm that, “It is crucial in this time of instability and threat of...

May 18, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Two Iranian Christians arrested at a Christmas celebration in 2014 have been summoned to a court hearing this Sunday. Victor Bet Tamraz was seized at his home along with Amin Nader Afshar. They were subsequently released on bail, but Amin Nader Afshar was then...

May 18, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Two Iranian Christians arrested at a Christmas celebration in 2014 have been summoned to a court hearing this Sunday. Victor Bet Tamraz was seized at his home along with Amin Nader Afshar. They were subsequently released on bail, but Amin Nader Afshar was then...

September 20, 2011

The Sept. 21 release of U.S. hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal from an Iranian prison "affirms the importance of the role of religious dialogue and its end product in this case, public diplomacy, as we seek ways to define common ground between our two countries," said Diocese of Washington...

September 19, 2011

Update: On Sept. 21, the New York Times reported that the U.S. hikers had been released.

Bishop John Bryson Chane of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington returned on Sept. 19 from Iran, where he and a delegation of Christian and Muslim leaders had sought the release of American hikers...

August 17, 2009

Members of the Iranian Christian Fellowship in Britain are invoking prayers for the release of two women converts from Islam to Christianity who some fear may face the death sentence in Iran if they refuse to recant their faith.

"We believe in the power of prayer and know that Iranian...

July 9, 2007

Fourteen bicyclists from Iran who are criss-crossing the United States with a message of peace will make their final U.S. stop at Washington National Cathedral on July 11.

Episcopal Diocese of Washington Bishop John Bryson Chane is scheduled to greet the women and men who comprise the...

March 26, 2007

The delegation of U.S. religious leaders that visited Iran in February says the "Iranian seizure of British naval personnel underscores in dramatic fashion our call for diplomatic relations" between the U.S. and Iran.

The marines were captured March 23 while they were "engaged in...

March 26, 2007

The delegation of U.S. religious leaders that visited Iran in February says the "Iranian seizure of British naval personnel underscores in dramatic fashion our call for diplomatic relations" between the U.S. and Iran.

The marines were captured March 23 while they were "engaged in...

November 4, 2005

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold has responded 'with great sadness' to Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's comments at an October 26 conference titled "The World Without Zionism," during which he called Israel a "disgraceful blot" that should be "wiped off the map" and warned leaders of...

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