Category Archives: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) News

The smiley teen dressed in a stark white, collared shirt embossed with the Lutheran School Talitha Kumi’s emblem, corrects me when I ask him and the director of Lutheran Model United Nations (LuthMUN) why the West Bank school participates in a program designed after the United Nations, an organization that does not fully recognize Palestine. […]




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JERUSALEM – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and her delegation visited the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land from Sunday, January 11th, 2015 to Sunday, January 18th, 2015. In her visit, she was able to visit the Lutheran schools to see their holistic mission.  Children at both […]




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The Laying on of Hands for the Installation of Rev. Carrie Smith

JERUSALEM – On Sunday, the 23rd of September, Bishop Munib Younan installed Rev. Carrie Smith as the pastor of the English Speaking congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem and as Special Assistant to the Bishop.  Along with her blessing from Bishop Younan, Rev. Ibrahim Azar of the Arabic Speaking congregation, […]




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CHICAGO (E​LCA) – As the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip further escalates, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, pre​siding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), expressed her profound concern for members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land in a July 17, 2014, letter to […]




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Lutheran delegation meets King Abdullah II

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday underlined Jordan’s commitment to remain a model of tolerance and coexistence between Muslims and Christians and continue to encourage dialogue and understanding among them to serve global stability and peace. The King made his remarks at a meeting with leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, who are […]




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The Evangelical Lutheran Church at Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan

On January 6th, 2014, over 200 clergy, royalty, and guests joined the ELCJHL in dedicating the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan under the patronage of King Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein, located at the spot where John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land was […]




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2013-2014 Young Adults in Global Mission

Bishop Munib Younan and the English-Speaking congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) welcomed new volunteers for a year of service in the Holy Land. The six Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) volunteers, known as Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) were blessed. The YAGM work with the […]




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CHICAGO (ELCA) — The United States and its president have a role to play to stop the atrocities in Egypt and allow for the self-determination of that nation to be practiced, according to top Middle East and U.S. Lutheran church leaders. In a joint Aug. 19 letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, the Rev. Mark […]




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