Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land Representatives Return from Visit to Washington, D.C.

Summary of highlights from this important visit

Representatives of the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land (CRIHL) recently returned from a visit to Washington, D.C. where they brought a message which “stated that peace in the Holy Land is a necessity – and possible.” The Council also called on the U.S. administration and international mediators “to seek the advice and utilize the competence of religious leaders when faced with issues where both political and religious concerns are involved.”

While in Washington, the representatives met with government representatives, including US Vice President Joe Biden, Madam Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator John Kerry, among others.  Representatives also met with Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders, and many other organizations. 

We invite you to learn more about the CRIHL visit to Washington, D.C. and other recent events through the various articles below, or by visiting elcjhl.org.

Council meets with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
WASHINGTON D.C./JERUSALEM, 8 March 2012 (Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land) – On a visit to Washington, representatives of the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land met with the Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, Madam Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator John Kerry and many other political, and Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders. It also met with organizations like American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), American-Palestinian Task Force, and participated in panel discussions at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington Institute for Near East policy and Georgetown University.  Read more…

Twenty-nine Jewish, Christian and Muslim Religious Leaders Declare Arab-Israeli-Palestinian Peace Is More Urgent Than Ever
WASHINGTON, D.C., 05 March 2012 (From the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East) – In the context of momentous developments in the Middle East, leaders of major Jewish, Christian and Muslim national religious organizations “affirm with urgency that Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace is more vital than ever.” Read more…

CMEP Shares in Christian, Interfaith Leaders Call for Peace
WASHINGTON D.C., 2 March 2012 (Churches for Middle East Peace) – This week, the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land (CRIHL) came to Washington, DC to promote the role of interfaith leaders in the peace process. The Council is a unique group that includes the highest official religious authorities in the Holy Land represent the three main Abrahamic faiths. Read more…

American Task Force on Palestine Hosts Washington Dinner for CRIHL
Washington, D.C., 29 February 2012 (The American Task Force on Palestine)– The American Task Force on Palestine yesterday hosted a Washington dinner for the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land (CRIHL), the consultative body that comprises the most senior official Israeli and Palestinian religious leaders. Read more…