Women’s Desk New Year’s Congregational Trip

On January 7th, members of our Ramallah, Jerusalem, Beit Jala, Bethlehem, and Beit Sahour congregations each boarded a bus and headed north. Our Gender Justice Program Coordinator, Ranan Issa, worked hard to create a wonderful experience for all our interested participants, including many who were able to receive special permission to pass the checkpoint just … [Read more…]

“Made in God’s Image”: The ELCJHL’s Journey toward Gender Justice Documentary

A twenty-minute documentary was released this month at the second annual ELCJHL Gender Justice Conference about the Lutheran Ecclesiastical Courts, and how they came to be. As family laws in Palestine often cripple women financially, occupationally, and socially, the commitment of the Lutheran Ecclesiastical Courts to fight just as hard for women’s rights as they … [Read more…]

ELCJHL Gender Justice Conference

Faith leaders, governmental officials, and community members gathered in Ramallah yesterday for the ELCJHL Women’s Desk’s second annual national conference entitled “The Path to Gender Justice from a National and Religious Perspective”. This event occurred as part of the #16DaysofActivisim campaign. After opening words from Bishop Ibrahim Azar, online and in-person participants heard from important … [Read more…]

LWF Article Highlighting First Female Judge Adv. Scarlet Bishara in Ecclesiastical Court

Click on the link below to read the LWF article which highlights the ELCJHL and our first female judge on the Ecclesiastical Court. https://www.lutheranworld.org/news/palestine-women-trust-woman-judge-understand-them?fbclid=IwAR0O5UO6H6AQliAgZjnwK2XXKpn3-LQwxtklsySbX2a5UyIwyMVJybdcNjs

Gender Justice For All

Ramallah – To further advance the development of gender equality in Palestine, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) invited Palestinian officials, partners, church members, Muslim judges, and international supporters to a Gender Justice For Palestine Conference. Gender Justice For Palestine is a committee of men and women dedicated to the … [Read more…]

Called to Lead The Way

Female Palestinian Lawyer to Speak at The UN For International Women’s Month West Bank/New York – As the only female in the entire Middle East serving as a judge on the church Ecclesiastical Court which governs family matters among Christians, attorney Scarlet Bishara, a member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy … [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…]

Youth Retreat 2017: Forming Christian Leaders Through Worship, Study, Fun

  Jericho – Tucked away at the Jericho Resort Village in a majority Muslim Palestinian community, Senior Lutheran Youth ages 18 – 25 years old gathered with youth pastors, Rev. Haddad, Rev. Tannous and Rev. Zum’ot and their wives, to unpack Sola Scriptura, Sola Gracia, Sola Fide in a Palestinian context. The Senior Youth filled … [Read more…]