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…]

Spring Educational Day at Evangelical Lutheran Schools 2018

Beit Sahour – The Evangelical Lutheran Schools (ELS) 2018 Spring Educational Day was blessed with sunshine and bit of spring rain on the 21st of April. Principal Georgette Rabadi, and ELS Director of Education Dr. Charlie Haddad welcomed volunteers, pastors, administrators from The ELCJHL’s  four participating schools, representatives of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education, Bethlehem Director … [Read more…]

Rev. Zu’mot Installed as Pastor of Redeemer – Jerusalem

Jerusalem – The Rev. Fursan Zu’mot was installed as the pastor of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land’s Redeemer Lutheran Church – Jerusalem, this first Sunday in Easter. The installation was officiated by Bishop Ibrahim Azar, Propst Wolfgang Schmidt, The Rev. Carrie Smith, and The Rev. Gabriele Schroeder.  Reverand Zu’mot is … [Read more…]

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…]