Read below (requires translation service from Finnish) about ELCJHL Diaconal Center Director Rana Zeidan’s work and partnership with the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission (FELM).
We have eleven new confirmands!! We celebrate today the confirmation of our Church of Reformation youth, under the guidance of Bishop Ibrahim Azar and Reverend Ashraf K. E. Tannous. We extend a warm congratulations to these eleven faithful and bright youth, we are inspired by your faith! Special thanks to Reverend Ashraf for guiding and … [Read more…]
Our partners at Faith to Action wrote a wonderful article about some of our Gender Justice work under the ELCJHL’s Gender Justice Ministry. Read here: We love promoting our Gender Justice Ministry. You can read about our historic Lutheran Family Laws here.
From August 31st to the 8th of September, delegates and representatives from the ELCJHL were in beautiful Karlsruhe, Germany for the 11th Annual World Council of Churches. The theme of this assembly was “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”. In total, the ELCJHL was represented by Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar, Reverend Imad … [Read more…]
“Goddag” from our ELCJHL Arabic Lutheran Church of Redeemer Jerusalem Youth! This past week, Redeemer youth attended an international youth gathering in Stallarholmen, Sweden. Youth had the chance to go swimming, canoeing, learn some archery, and learn a little about Swedish culture. They met youth from around the world, and learned skills like problem-solving together. … [Read more…]
This week, educational staff from Dar Al Kalima in Bethlehem, School of Hope in Ramallah, the Evangelical Lutheran School of Beit Sahour, and Al Mahaba Kindergarten took a trip up north together! Staff had the amazing opportunity to spend time together not only touring, but also spending time in reflection together with each other and … [Read more…]
Did you know there is a bird ringing and monitoring station at the ELCJHL’s Environmental Education Center? Throughout the year, Executive Director Simon Awad, along with bird researcher Michael Farhoud and college student and EEC researcher Bashar Jarseyeh, document and study birds who come through the center through their ringing process. In 2015, the center … [Read more…]