Good Friday 2018 Via Dolorosa Walk – Jerusalem

Jerusalem – ELCJHL Bishop Ibrahim Azar, Redeemer Lutheran Propst Wolfgang Schmidt, Anglican Church Jerusalem Archbishop Suheil Dawani, and Episcopal Church Archbishop Michael Curry lead the procession of clergy and congregation members through the Old City. The Lutheran Church in BeitSahour, The Lutheran Church of Hope in Ramallah, the English, Arabic and German Jerusalem congregations and … [Read more…]

ELCA Bishop Eaton and Other U.S. Church Leaders Support Jerusalem Church After Tax Levy

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Bishop Eaton and other American Christian Church leaders send a letter of support to the thirteen heads of churches in Jerusalem after the recent efforts of the Jerusalem Municipality to place tax levies on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Letter to Church Leaders, Israel Prime Minister, … [Read more…]

The Environmental Education Center Students Plant Trees For Families Behind the Wall

Story and Photos By Mr. Simon Awad, Executive Director of the Environmental Education Center at Talitha Kumi Beit Jala, West Bank –  On Friday, March 2, 2018, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) organized a tree planting campaign with 44 students from the Evangelical Lutheran School in Beit Sahour and the Beit Jala Secondary School for Girls. … [Read more…]

Dar Al-Kalima School Offers New Focus of Study Beginning 2017-2018

By Dar Al-Kalima Principal Anton Nassar Bethlehem, Palestine – Students and their parents, as well as the Administration of Dar Al-Kalima Lutheran School (DAK), are excited about the new Literacy Stream expansion. Streams or tracks are an intense focus in a students’ curriculum. Since 2000, when the school moved to its current location, until the 2016-2017 … [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…]