Olive Harvest Festival 2022
On the 22nd of October, the Environmental Education Center of the ELCJHL facilitated the 22nd Annual Olive Harvest Festival, in cooperation with the Bethlehem Governorate and the Ministry of Agriculture. The olive harvest is very important for the Palestinian economy, and a significant cultural and historical occasion as well. Today, community members gathered for an … [Read more…]
ELCJHL Diaconal Center Director featured in Finnish Article
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).
Confirmation at the Church of Reformation in Beit Jala
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…]
Faith to Action Article about Gender Justice
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.
WCC in Karlsruhe, Germany
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…]
ELCJHL Youth in Sweden
“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…]
Summer 2022 Education Staff Retreat
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…]
New Research from the EEC
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…]