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Female Palestinian Lawyer to Speak at The UN For International Women’s Month West Bank/New York – As the only female in the entire Middle East serving as a judge on the church Ecclesiastical Court which governs family matters among Christians, attorney Scarlet Bishara, a member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy […]

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Bikfaya, Lebanon – On 22-23 January, The Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) held its third meeting at the Patriarchal See of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East in Atchane. Bishop Ibrahim Azar is a member representing the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land […]

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Jerusalem – ELCJHL Bishop Ibrahim Azar, Redeemer Lutheran Propst Wolfgang Schmidt, Anglican Church Jerusalem Archbishop Suheil Dawani, and Episcopal Church Archbishop Michael Curry lead the procession of clergy and congregation members through the Old City. The Lutheran Church in BeitSahour, The Lutheran Church of Hope in Ramallah, the English, Arabic and German Jerusalem congregations and […]

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Jerusalem, 13 January 2018 – The day after the consecration of The Rev. Sani Ibrahim Azar as the fourth Palestinian Bishop of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL), Bishop Azar addressed the international partner churches in attendance for the installation. The international partners of the ELCJHL include organizations, churches and […]

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Bethlehem, 30 October 2017 – The Evangelical Lutheran Schools (ELS) in Palestine are comprised of Muslim and Christian students. Within the percentage of Christian students attending the ELS institutions, less than 2 percent are Lutherans with the majority of Christian students coming from Middle Eastern Orthodox traditions. So why celebrate Reformation 500 Day with so few […]

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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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