Reformation Day 2022

Happy Reformation Day to you, near and far. Today we celebrate, reflect, and contemplate the meaning of Reformation, and the Reformations of the Lutheran Church. Martin Luther set in motion an ongoing Reformation, which we carry on to this day. We are grateful for such a diverse and representative gathering tonight, and the wonderful reminder … [Read more…]

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…]

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.

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…]

Term as LWF President: “Was a Call to be Servant of the Servants”

The Right Rev. Dr. Bishop Munib A. Younan, in a reflective interview, discusses his 7-year-term as President of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) which ended this May. Editor’s note: This interview was done before the presiding President of LWF, Bishop Dr. Musa Panti Filibus of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria was elected in … [Read more…]

Vocational Training Program Graduates 234

Jerusalem  – At the Cultural Palace in Ramallah, West Bank on August 5th, 234 Vocational Training Program (VTP) graduates, including 51 females, received accolades for their accomplishments in a place with limited job training programs for Palestinians. The 65th graduating class of 2017 from both Vocational Training Centers (VTC) in Ramallah and in Beit Hanina, celebrated … [Read more…]

Bishop Younan Accepts the Niwano Peace Prize, Today

Tokyo, 27 July 2017 – In a ceremony among his professional peers, long-time friends, and his supportive wife, The Right Rev. Dr. Bishop Munib Younan receives the Niwano Peace Prize today for his work toward interreligious dialogue among Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Jerusalem and worldwide. Bishop Younan is the 34th recipient of the distinguished … [Read more…]

Bishop Younan Addresses Catholics and Lutherans in Tokyo

Tokyo, 24 July 2017 – During a visit to Tokyo to accept the Niwano Peace Prize for his interreligious dialogue, Bishop Dr. Munib Younan was invited to deliver an ecumenical address to Japan’s Catholic and Lutheran communities as they prepare to commemorate the 500th year of Reformation and celebrate a Joint-Common Prayer this November, as … [Read more…]