Sept. 26-28, 2017
In 2017 the world will be commemorating the 500 years’ anniversary of the Lutheran and Protestant Reformation. It will be a time to celebrate God’s faithfulness, and at the same time to reflect critically on our evangelical heritage.
The Protestant presence in the Middle East goes back to the 18th century. Today there are churches that trace their roots back to the Reformation in almost all the Arab countries. Additionally, the Protestant movement established a number of leading universities, schools, and hospitals across the Middle East. Furthermore, many key influential figures in contemporary Arab history have been greatly influenced by this movement.
The anniversary will be an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of the Protestant Reformation in the Middle East, and to look forward to its future. To achieve this, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) will host a conference in Amman, Jordan to commemorate this occasion.
This conference is by invitation only and will be presented entirely in Arabic.