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February 25, 2019

Palestinian security forces guard outside a hospital in Ramallah, West Bank, in May 2018. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church – raising concerns reportedly shared by officials within the Trump administration...

February 6, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] This week’s historic visit to the United Arab Emirates by Pope Francis resulted in “extraordinary scenes,” said the Rev. Andrew Thompson, the senior Anglican chaplain in Abu Dhabi.

During his visit, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Zayed Sports City...

February 5, 2019

By: The Office of Government Relations

In 2018, Congress passed the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA), which updated several elements of the Anti-Terrorism Act. One consequence of this legislation is that it is preventing Palestinians from receiving U.S. government assistance, including humanitarian aid. We must urge Congress...

February 4, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] Iraq Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has paid a visit St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad. The prime minister was greeted by the parish priest, the Rev. Faiz Jerjes, who gave a tour of the church complex, including its clinic and school, and briefed him on...

January 17, 2019

St. Luke’s Hospital is a charity hospital in Nablus, West Bank, run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Photo: AFEDJ, from video

[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal congregation in the Diocese of Washington is rallying its parishioners and other churches...

December 17, 2018

The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem released this photo of the ruins of the Anglican diocese’s surgical outpatient clinic at the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza.

[Episcopal News Service] A building collapse at a Gaza clinic run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem...

October 26, 2018

Many disabled students served by the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre are mainstreamed into the inclusive school where on-site therapies are available to them. Photo: Heidi Shott

[Episcopal News Service – Jerusalem] In a corridor of Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza...

October 18, 2018

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry hands a toddler back to her mother while visiting a session for mothers and their young children at Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March. Jerusalem Archbishop Suheil Dawani is at right. Photo:...

October 2, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Cardinal-Patriarch Louis-Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of Babylon, joined other ecumenical guests and VIPs at the official opening of a new Anglican school in Baghdad. The Anglican School of the Redeemer – al-Fadi – was...

July 31, 2018

By: Rebecca Linder Blachly, Director

The people living in the West Bank and Gaza are facing a humanitarian crisis. The Trump Administration’s recent freeze on all aid to Palestinians, combined with the threats of serious cuts to future economic assistance, puts the millions who rely on U.S. and UN assistance to meet their daily...

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