Middle East


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.

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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 Land14 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, organized...

June 29, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani has spoken of his “delight” at news that a mine clearance charity has secured permission to de-mine the area around the West Bank of the River Jordan on the approach to the traditional site of Jesus’...

June 27, 2016

[Presbyterian Church News Service] After a debate that stretched over the dinner hour, the 222nd General Assembly (2016) approved a lengthy report containing a re-evaluation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s historic support of a two-state solution in Israel/Palestine.


May 5, 2016

Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (center) introduces Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (left) to His Beatitude Theophilus III, Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine (right), as the Rev. Robert Edmunds, the Episcopal Church’s Middle East...