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June 5, 2018

A Palestinian woman makes her way June 1 through an Israeli checkpoint to attend Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News Service] A group of bishops...

June 5, 2018

A Palestinian woman makes her way June 1 through an Israeli checkpoint to attend Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News Service] A group of bishops...

May 15, 2018

[National Council of Churches] The National Council of Churches laments the move of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. We have previously warned that such an unwise and prejudicial action would make a peace settlement even more difficult to achieve and would indeed lead to...

April 22, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Immigration and minorities were chief topics of discussion at a meeting of the Anglican-Jewish Commission in March in Jerusalem. One particular focus was the situation facing Christians in the Middle East. They agreed that any responses to the situation must be...

April 22, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Canada are being asked to pray for the peace of Jerusalem next month, on a date designated Jerusalem Sunday by the province. The Church’s General Synod passed a resolution at its 2013 meeting to “observe the Seventh Sunday of Easter, commonly known...

April 16, 2018

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches, or WCC, has urged the international community to find a way to break the cycle of violence in Syria. A WCC statement issued April 16 came two days after the U.S., France and the U.K. carried out missile strikes following a suspected...

April 11, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who visited Gaza City days before protests began along the fence separating the Gaza Strip from Israel, has added the Episcopal Church’s name to a joint statement protesting Israel’s deadly response to the violence.

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March 29, 2018

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry carries the cross while he and other pilgrims walk the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem on Good Friday. Photo: Ben Gray/ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land

[Episcopal News Service – Jerusalem] The cold early-morning...

March 28, 2018

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry washes congregants’ feet March 29 at the Anglican Cathedral Church of St. George the Martyr in Jerusalem during the cathedral’s Maundy Thursday service. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

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March 28, 2018

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Jordan and Patriarchal Commission to Bethlehem Theophylaktos leads Presiding Bishop Michael Curry through a courtyard as they make their way to his office in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Very Rev. Hosam Naoum, dean of...

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