Author Archives: communications coordinator

  Beit Jala, Palestine – Abraham’s Herberge (Beit Ibrahim) is more than just a hostel, it is a mission. “The Tent of Abraham”  is a figurative tent that welcomes all into its borders and embraces children of the village Al-Ubeidiya.  The program located east of Bethlehem was created by the staff and committee of Abraham’s Herberge to […]




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          Jerusalem – Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant Christians all celebrated Easter on April 16th this year. Because each Christian church follows a different calendar, it is rare that the churches celebrate Easter on the same day. Usually occurring once every three years, the next time this is scheduled to happen will […]




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    Bishop Dr. Munib Younan at The Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem with children waving palms singing Hosanna! Photo by, Ben Gray/ELCJHL Resurrection Joy in a Fearful World Easter Message 2017 From Bishop Dr. Munib Younan Matthew 28:5-8 “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid; I know that you are […]




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Beit Sahour – The Evangelical Lutheran Schools (ELS) 2017 Spring Educational Day was blessed with a beautiful, bright spring day on the 7th of April on Beit Sahour’ School’s athletic court. Principal Georgette Rabadi, and ELS Director of Education Dr. Charlie Haddad welcomed volunteers, pastors, administrators from participating schools, representatives of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education, […]




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Submitted by Beit Sahour School Administration Beit Sahour – After winning first place in the Artistic Competition among schools in the Bethlehem District organized by the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education, The Evangelical Lutheran School (ELS) in Beit Sahour also won the first place in the second round of this competition on Wednesday 22 March in Doha, […]




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Beirut, 24 March – The ELCJHL rejoices with The National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon which ordained its second female pastor today in Beirut at Rabieh Church! Bishop Munib Younan was in attendance. Sally Azar, who is a seminarian in Lebanon at the Near East School of Theology, said of Rev. Kassab’s ordination today and […]




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AFP Newswire Article: Jerusalem, 22 March – The tomb where Jesus is believed to have been buried is being unveiled again following nine months of restoration work that will be highlighted at a much anticipated ceremony Wednesday. The shrine, which includes a 19th-century ornate edicule or shrine surrounding the tomb, is a key part of […]




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“The US Administration’s Special Envoy for International Negotiations Visits With Holy Land Religious Leaders” First published in  The Times of Israel by Raphael Ahren Tel Aviv, 16 March 2017 – Jason Greenblatt, the US administration’s Special Envoy for International Negotiations, on Thursday met with senior Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders in Jerusalem, reportedly calling the meeting “the […]




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Florence, Italy 20-22 February 2017 – The Reformation was not over in the 16th century when the reformers passed away, nor did it end in 1999 when the Catholic church and the Lutheran Church signed the “Agreement on Justification,” nor did it end in 2016 when Bishop Younan and Pope Francis signed the Joint Statement […]




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JERUSALEM, 3 March 2017 – Women of the ELCJHL participated in the annual World Day of Prayer (WDP) service on Friday 3 March at St. James Catholic Church in the Beit Hanina suburb of Jerusalem.  The World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical event established in the early 1900s by women in the United States and […]




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