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December 5, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks Dec. 6 at the White House, announcing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photo: White House, via video

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church is joining a global chorus of Christian voices speaking...

November 26, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Church bells rang out across Egypt on Nov. 25, as an act of solidarity with the Muslim community, following a terror attack on the al-Rawda mosque in Bir al-Abed, North Sinai. Bombs exploded at the mosque before gunmen entered and opened fire on those still...

November 21, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia have spoken out in support of Christians in the Middle East. Welby was in Moscow for a three-day visit, during which he formally presented and introduced the new chaplain to...

September 26, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A double ordination has taken place in the United Arab Emirates to serve the growing church in the country. The UAE Minister of State for Tolerance, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, attended the service as a special guest,...

July 28, 2017

[The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land] In a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, among his professional peers, longtime friends, and his wife, the Right Rev. Munib Younan received the Niwano Peace Prize on July 27 for his work toward interreligious dialogue among Christians...

July 25, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] Leaders of the Christian churches in Jerusalem, including the Anglican primate, have called for peace and reconciliation amid tensions at a shared holy site in the city, as the Israel government backs down from a standoff over stricter security measures there....

June 25, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans from around the Communion have begun a 12-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Five primates and Anglican Communion secretary general, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, are accompanying the pilgrims. Among the highlights of the tour are Jerusalem, Bethlehem...

June 1, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A special fund established to pay for a mobile dental clinic in Gaza is being wound up – seven years beyond its original end-date.

The Church in Wales established its Jubilee Fund as a Millennium project in 2000. The mobile dental clinic in Gaza was the...

May 29, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican church leaders have expressed their prayerful solidarity with the Coptic Church after the latest terror attack in Egypt on May 26 left 29 Christians dead. A further 24 people were injured in the attack in the Minya region, which targeted pilgrims who...

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...

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