Jewish-Christian Dialogue in Partnership with Church of the Rhineland

During the week of November 15th, the ELCJHL welcomed both Jewish and Christian leaders from around the world to partake in meaningful conversation concerning the topics of theology, religion, politics, and faith. Both bishop Ibrahim Azar and bishop Munib Younan partook in conversation, as well as Reverend Doctor Munther Isaac, Reverend Ashraf Tannous, and Pastor … [Read more…]

COCOP Statement on the Annexation Plans of the Israeli Government

A Statement from the Partners of the ELCJHL “They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, ‘Peace, Peace,” when there is no peace.” – Jeremiah 6:14 The international partners of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) at their virtual meeting on June 30, 2020, expressed their great concern … [Read more…]

A Message from COCOP to Bishop Ibrahim Azar

Dear Bishop Azar, As COCOP partners, we would like to express our appreciation, support and solidarity with you and the leadership of the ELCJHL. You have had to address numerous internal and external challenges this past year including the situation in Jordan, funding of your important ministries with a skeleton staff, dealing with a global … [Read more…]

From Palestine to Germany

Exchange Students Have Lifelong Benefits Written by Fadi Elyateem The exchange year in Germany changed my life. Because of the year, I can speak German fluently, I know the German culture better and now I will always find help in Germany. The more people you know, the easier and more beautiful your life. In my … [Read more…]

Propst Wolfgang Schmidt Leaves Post at Redeemer Lutheran Church

Jerusalem – In a farewell service on Wednesday 4 September 2019, Rev Wolfgang Schmidt and his wife Anette Pflanz Schmidt said good bye to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem. Rev Schmidt was propst of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and serving the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany (EKD) for 7 … [Read more…]

COCOP Resources

Only participants with the link can view this page. 2020 “Virtual” COCOP Resources They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14 Below, find the Agenda for the COCOP 2020 meetings, held at Abrahams Herberge in Beit Jala for local partners and via Zoom for international partners. … [Read more…]

Bishop Azar Addresses ELCJHL Partners

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 … [Read more…]

Celebrating 30 Years of Ministry

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 … [Read more…]