Inshallah Choir @WLS @ELCICinfo @ESynodELCIC @MichaelPryse

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary “Inshallah Choir” serenades ELCJHL Bishop Munib Younan after presenting “Sing the Circle Wide: Songs of Faith From Around the World” songbooks. Jerusalem – Inspired by the soulful songs and comforting worship during a 2007 visit to The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and Holy Land (ELCJHL) churches, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary Dean Debbie Ludolph … [Read more…]

Celebrating 30 Years of Ministry

Bethlehem – The Church, community, family, and friends came together today, June 9, 2017, to celebrate 30 years of faithful service to The Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church by The Rev. Mitri Raheb. – The Church, community, family, and friends came together today, June 9, 2017, to celebrate 30 years of faithful service to The Evangelical … [Read more…]


[maxbutton id=”5″ ]      [maxbutton id=”6″ ]    [maxbutton id=”7″ ] Jerusalem – Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant Christians all celebrated Easter on April 16th this year. Because each Christian church follows a different calendar, it is rare that the churches celebrate Easter on the same day. Usually occurring once every three years, the next … [Read more…]

Spring Educational Day 2017

Beit Sahour – The Evangelical Lutheran Schools (ELS) 2017 Spring Educational Day was blessed with a beautiful, bright spring day on the 7th of April on Beit Sahour’ School’s athletic court. Principal Georgette Rabadi, and ELS Director of Education Dr. Charlie Haddad welcomed volunteers, pastors, administrators from participating schools, representatives of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education, … [Read more…]

Beit Sahour School Dabke Program Wins Competition

Submitted by Beit Sahour School Administration Beit Sahour – After winning first place in the Artistic Competition among schools in the Bethlehem District organized by the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education, The Evangelical Lutheran School (ELS) in Beit Sahour also won the first place in the second round of this competition on Wednesday 22 March in Doha, … [Read more…]

Restored Site of Jesus’ Tomb Ceremoniously Unveiled; Bishop Younan Among Religious and Global Leaders

AFP Newswire Article: Jerusalem, 22 March – The tomb where Jesus is believed to have been buried is being unveiled again following nine months of restoration work that will be highlighted at a much anticipated ceremony Wednesday. The shrine, which includes a 19th-century ornate edicule or shrine surrounding the tomb, is a key part of … [Read more…]

Bishop Younan’s Interreligious Work Continues in Two Historic Interfaith Meetings

“The US Administration’s Special Envoy for International Negotiations Visits With Holy Land Religious Leaders” First published in  The Times of Israel by Raphael Ahren Tel Aviv, 16 March 2017 – Jason Greenblatt, the US administration’s Special Envoy for International Negotiations, on Thursday met with senior Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders in Jerusalem, reportedly calling the meeting “the … [Read more…]