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Ramallah – On Sunday, September 3, 2017, a delegation of members and clergy from the Byåsen Church of Trondheim Norway entered a partnership with The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hope in Ramallah, agreeing to acknowledge each other, pray for one another and visit each other in a spirit of friendship and fellowship. The Rev. Camilla […]




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It all began with a dream by students in 2013 to one day host a Lutheran Model United (LuthMUN)  Nations National Conference. Today, LuthMUN realized its dream for the second year in a row hosting 310 delegates from schools in Palestine, Nazareth, and Jerusalem; a 100-student increase from its first National Conference in 2016. The conference […]




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Jerusalem – Two weeks before the opening of the new school of Hope in Ramallah, the Evangelical Lutheran Schools (ELS) celebrates new leadership, welcoming a new principal and deputy principal to The Evangelical Lutheran School of Hope, and giving homage to the dedication of its retiring principal, Mr. Michael Abu Ghazaleh. Mr. Abu Ghazaleh retired after […]




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Jerusalem  – At the Cultural Palace in Ramallah, West Bank on August 5th, 234 Vocational Training Program (VTP) graduates, including 51 females, received accolades for their accomplishments in a place with limited job training programs for Palestinians. The 65th graduating class of 2017 from both Vocational Training Centers (VTC) in Ramallah and in Beit Hanina, celebrated […]




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Tokyo, 27 July 2017 – In a ceremony among his professional peers, long-time friends, and his supportive wife, The Right Rev. Dr. Bishop Munib Younan receives the Niwano Peace Prize today for his work toward interreligious dialogue among Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Jerusalem and worldwide. Bishop Younan is the 34th recipient of the distinguished […]




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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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