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October 10, 2011
Just inside the door of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is the Stone of Anointing on which tradition says Jesus was prepared for burial. Watching pilgrims from all over the world fall to their knees to kiss the stone "makes you reconsider what it all means to them to you, to the people who live there, to the people who live far away," according to Public Broadcasting...
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July 5, 2011
The fifth meeting of the Anglican-Jewish Commission of the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel was hosted by the latter, with hospitality provided by the American Jewish Committee at its Jerusalem premises, Beit Moses, on 14th and 15th June 2011/Sivan 12-13, 5771. The Commission's mandate is taken from the provisions of the joint declaration of the...
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June 15, 2011
The appointment of two new staff members who will focus on the Episcopal Church's international relations was announced on June 15: Lynnaia Rochelle Main has been named as global relations officer and the Rev. Canon Robert D. Edmunds as Middle East partnership officer. The announcement was made by Episcopal Church Mission Center Co-Directors Antoinette Daniels and the Rev. Margaret Rose via...
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January 11, 2011
Many Americans have heard of the recent terrorist suicide bombing at a church here in Egypt. In the midst of this tragedy and resulting tensions, there are some hopeful signs that are often not presented in the media's coverage. On New Year's Day, just after midnight, a bomb exploded outside a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt, just as worshipers were beginning to leave the church....
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June 15, 2010
The Episcopal Church has been praying and advocating for peace in the Middle East for a very long time. Through our partnerships in the Anglican Communion, we have supported the work of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem since its beginnings in 1841. During the Second World War, the Episcopal church in Jerusalem took charge of, and sheltered, the Lutheran clergy and congregations in that city...
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April 22, 2010
Your voice is needed now to support a renewed American leadership for peace in the Holy Land. Over the past several weeks, numerous media reports have spotlighted the new energy in the Obama Administration for working toward a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Reportedly, the President is considering putting forward a U.S.-backed plan for a two-state solution that would end the...
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April 5, 2010
Dear Mr. President, As leaders of major Christian faith communities in America we write to express our strong support for your Administration’s bold efforts to restart negotiations aimed at a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land. We applaud your efforts to halt settlement construction in East Jerusalem and elsewhere in the Palestinian territories, and we join you in seeking a...
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February 17, 2010
Greetings from snowy Washington, DC. If you're wondering why you haven't heard from us in a few weeks, it's because we, like nearly everyone, have been digging out from two historic back-to-back blizzards. Most offices in Washington, including ours, were closed for at least four days last week as the city dealt with the latest bouts of what has now been officially confirmed as the...