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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.

The...

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...

April 9, 2016

[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] The Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Palestine Israel Network (PIN) commends the recent request by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy – as well as supporters in the House of Representatives – to Secretary of State John Kerry for an investigation into...

March 3, 2016

The sun sets over the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. Photo: World Vision

[Church Times] There is a saying about Azraq refugee camp: the only risk is that you will die from boredom.

Its orderliness is evident from satellite images: tidy rows of white blocks gradually filling a...

December 14, 2015

[Anglican Communion News Service] U.N.-led peace talks between the warring parties in Yemen get underway Dec. 15 and the Archdeacon in the Gulf, the Venerable Bill Schwartz, has called for prayers that the talks will lead to a “real resolution and reconciliation” resulting in a “truly...

November 25, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem] The Most Rev. Suheil S. Dawani, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, has issued his 2015 Christmas message and encourages the use of a Litany for Peace in the Holy Land. The message and the litany follow.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

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September 17, 2015

We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, are distressed that our schools in Israel are on strike for more than two weeks. It hurts to see 33,000 students from all faiths and denominations out of their classrooms, while hundreds of teachers and employees are watching their...

September 14, 2015

Students at Christ Church, Nazareth, photographed in 2008. Photo: Diocese of Jerusalem

[Anglican Communion News Service] Arab Israeli schools last week joined a “strike” in solidarity with Christian schools in Israel that have remained closed from the start of the new...

September 10, 2015

By: episcoglobal

Archbishop Suheil Dawani and the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds in Jerusalem.

The Rev. Canon Robert (Bob) Edmunds and his wife Deborah served as missionaries of The Episcopal Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem from 2008 to 2011. Working with Archbishop Suheil Dawani, the...

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