Bishop Azar Renews Partnership With Swedish Church, Strängnäs Diocese

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sweden, Strängnäs Diocese Bishop Johan Dalman welcomed Bishop Ibrahim Azar on February 28 in Sweden to strengthen the friendship agreement between the two churches and future exchanges. Bishop Azar delivered 6.30 pm Vesper in Strängnäs Cathedral. See reflection below. Svenska Kyrkan: Strängnäs Stift article about his trip, here.

A Year of Commemoration of the Reformation Conclusion Statement

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”Among the blessings of this year of Commemoration is the fact that for the first time Lutherans and Catholics have seen the Reformation from an ecumenical perspective.” and ” link=”” color=”#a30110″ class=”” size=”32″][Lutheran World Federation and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity]  

Though We Are Many, We Are One Body

Amman, Jordan – Together with one voice delivering the Words of Institution, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land prepared the Eucharist table in concelebration with other Evangelical churches for the worship service during “The Evangelical Reformation and the Middle East: A Way Forward” conference, Tuesday 26 September in Amman, Jordan. “The … [Read more…]

Byåsen Church of Trondheim Norway Partners with Hope Ramallah Church

Ramallah – On Sunday, September 3, 2017, a delegation of members and clergy from the Byåsen Church of Trondheim Norway entered a partnership with The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hope in Ramallah, agreeing to acknowledge each other, pray for one another and visit each other in a spirit of friendship and fellowship. The Rev. Camilla … [Read more…]

ELCJHL Students Model Peace and Confidence in Model United Nations Program

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. … [Read more…]