Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem July 2011 newsletter

Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem July 2011 newsletter

Greetings from Bishop Dawani:

Dear Friends,

This summer, we are very grateful for the efforts of the Archbishop of Canterbury for drawing attention to Christians who maintain the historic presence of Christianity in the land of Christ. We also thank the Anglican-Jewish Commission and the Anglican-Lutheran Commission for meeting in Jerusalem in their efforts to increase mutual respect and cooperation with our ecumenical and interfaith brothers and sisters while reminding us of the importance of a shared Holy City.

Just recently, I returned from the first Anglican-Catholic Conference on Christians in the Holy Land sponsored by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster where I spoke on the situation for Christians maintaining the historic Christian presence in the Land of Christ. It is my hope and my prayer that the video speeches captured that day along with the many earnest discussions and heartfelt efforts to promote peace will highlight the vital work and importance of Arab Christians in this region.

At home in the Diocese, we continue to expand our ministries in cooperation with local authorities. As we near our fundraising for the outfitting of our new cardio-vascular diabetic clinic in Palestine, we began construction on a new school in Jordan. In partnership with Anglican, ecumenical, and interfaith supporters, we invest in civil society in the Middle East. We thank all who have helped and invite others to join us.

+ Suheil Dawani

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