Middle East


February 21, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “The Good Friday Offering is our opportunity to add some of the substance of our lives to the substance of our prayers,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry wrote to the clergy of the Episcopal Church. “The Jesus Movement is about the journey...

February 13, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Since the beginning of the year Congress has introduced multiple bills seeking to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This would change over 50 years of U.S. foreign policy. Prior to his inauguration, President Trump said that one of the...

December 16, 2016

El Rdo. Christopher Bishop (a la derecha) ayuda a distribuir alimentos a cristianos iraquíes desplazados durante su viaje a Irak en septiembre de 2015. Foto de Stand With Iraqi Christians.

[Episcopal News Service] Según lo relata el Rdo. Christopher Bishop, a él...

December 15, 2016

The Rev. Christopher Bishop (right) helps distribute food to displaced Iraqi Christians during his trip to Iraq in September 2015. Photo: Stand With Iraqi Christians

[Episcopal News Service] The way the Rev. Christopher Bishop tells it, it took just one pivotal conversation for him to...

December 12, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The dean of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem, the Very Revd Hosam Naoum, discusses life and ministry in the Holy Land in this interview, which first appeared in the newsletter of the Diocese of Jerusalem.

Full article.

October 11, 2016

[Anglican Alliance] Representatives from Anglican churches and agencies across the Middle East gathered in Cyprus last month, for the first Anglican Alliance consultation in the region. The four-day meeting, which took place from Sept. 19-22 , saw delegates sharing their top priorities...

September 29, 2016

[Lambeth Palace press release] In a statement on the death of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said:

“Shimon Peres led an extraordinary life of service to the nation of Israel, and to the cause of justice and reconciliation. His...

September 21, 2016

[World Council of Churches press release] The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum of the World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations around the world to join together in 2016 for a week of advocacy and action in...

September 14, 2016

[WCC/NCC press release] The following statement was issued Sept. 14 by general secretaries the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit (World Council of Churches) and Jim Winkler (National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA)

NCC/WCC Consultation on the Holy Land 14 September, 2016


September 9, 2016

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has joined 20 other Christian leaders in writing to the four U.S. presidential candidates urging them to speak forcefully and provide leadership on ending the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The leaders,...