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Jerusalem, 20 February 2017 – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land is pleased to announce that on Monday, 20 February The Right Rev. Dr. Bishop Munib Younan was named the 34th recipient of the distinguished Niwano Peace Award for his work toward interreligious dialogue among Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Jerusalem […]




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Bethlehem Joint Prayer (Amman story below) Bethlehem, 18 February 2017 – The commitment to unity and cooperation between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) and the Catholic Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (LPJ) extends to Bethlehem today, co-hosted by St. Catherine Church in Bethlehem and The ELCJHL. Last week, the two […]




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The Executive Committee meetings of the Middle East Council of Churches met in Beirut on 16 January 2017. MECC was hosted by the National Evangelical Church of which Bishop Munib Younan is a member.   Blessings to all as they gather to strengthen the presence of Christians in the Middle East.   Full article can […]




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Jerusalem, 14 January 2017 – Gathered in Beit Jala, Palestine, the Synod of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) elected The Rev. Ibrahim Azar, pastor of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem, as bishop-elect of the church. In a democratic election, 38 voting members of the ELCJHL voted […]




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(LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) celebrates Christmas in 2016 by thanking God for the reassurance that what unites Christians is more powerful than what divides them. In this year’s Christmas message, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan reflects on the Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund in October, which also […]




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Bishop Munib Younan together with Father Jamal Khader, discuss “Life Message: Islam and Christianity in Palestine.”    المطران منيب يونان رئيس الكنيسة الإنجيلية اللوثرية في الأراضي المقدسة والأردن رئيس الاتحاد العالمي اللوثري للكنائس الإنجيلية اللوثرية الأب جمال خضر رئيس المعهد الإكلبريكي لتخريج الرهبان   Hear the radio broadcast here: http://www.arn.ps/archives/190689




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First published 22 December 2016 on http://www.oikoumene.org/ Geneva/Bethlehem, 22 December As Christians worldwide await the arrival of the Holy Child in late December, children in Bethlehem have been playing a particular role in preparation of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Christmas message this year. Through a collaboration between WCC Communication and Bishop Dr Munib Younan […]




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