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Tokyo, 24 July 2017 – During a visit to Tokyo to accept the Niwano Peace Prize for his interreligious dialogue, Bishop Dr. Munib Younan was invited to deliver an ecumenical address to Japan’s Catholic and Lutheran communities as they prepare to commemorate the 500th year of Reformation and celebrate a Joint-Common Prayer this November, as […]




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  Jericho – Tucked away at the Jericho Resort Village in a majority Muslim Palestinian community, Senior Lutheran Youth ages 18 – 25 years old gathered with youth pastors, Rev. Haddad, Rev. Tannous and Rev. Zum’ot and their wives, to unpack Sola Scriptura, Sola Gracia, Sola Fide in a Palestinian context. The Senior Youth filled […]




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Waterloo Lutheran Seminary “Inshallah Choir” serenades ELCJHL Bishop Munib Younan after presenting “Sing the Circle Wide: Songs of Faith From Around the World” songbooks. Jerusalem – Inspired by the soulful songs and comforting worship during a 2007 visit to The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and Holy Land (ELCJHL) churches, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary Dean Debbie Ludolph […]




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Bethlehem – The Church, community, family, and friends came together today, June 9, 2017, to celebrate 30 years of faithful service to The Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church by The Rev. Mitri Raheb. – The Church, community, family, and friends came together today, June 9, 2017, to celebrate 30 years of faithful service to The Evangelical […]




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  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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