Category Archives: The United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (VELKD) News

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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 – 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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Co-Chair Inken Wöhlbrand stands with newly-elected COCOP Co-Chair Erik Apelgårdh

At the 2014 COCOP, or the The Coordination Committee for Cooperation between the ELCJHL and Overseas Partners, Church of Sweden member Erik Apelgårdh was elected as the new co-chair of the meeting, replacing Inken Wöhlbrand from The United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (VELKD). COCOP was started in 1978 with an aim to support the ELCJHL in its ministries. […]

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Bishop Munib Younan has been honored with the title of Doctor Theologiae Honoris Causa from the Protestant Theological Faculty of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universtät Münster. Bishop Younan is being awarded for his reconciling and ecumenical work in the Middle East.  The decision states: „Munib Younan wirkt als evangelischer Theologe in einer konfliktbeladenen Region als versöhnender Brückenbauer zwischen […]

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Bischof Younan: Situation der Christen eng mit der politischen Lage verknüpft

Bischof Munib Younan vertritt eine christliche Minderheit in den palästinensischen Gebieten und Ostjerusalem. Offen kritisiert er die Besatzungspolitik der Israelis und Übergriffe radikaler Siedler auf heilige Stätten. “Wer schweigt, hilft den Extremisten”, sagt er. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Bischof Younan, Sie sind evangelischer Christ, aber auch Sohn palästinensischer Flüchtlinge, der die israelische Siedlungspolitik verurteilt. Es gibt Kritiker, die […]

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The Coordinating Council for the Cooperation of Overseas Partners of the ELCJHL (COCOP) celebrated its 30th year of partnership at the recent annual meeting in May at Dar Annadwa conference center in Bethlehem. On the study day before the council meeting, Rev. Hannes Ganssbauer from Germany, who was instrumental in the early years of the […]

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