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Work begins to clear mines from Qasr el Yahud – the west bank site of Jesus’ baptism

Work to clear mines from the site of Jesus’ baptism at Qasr el Yahud has begun, almost two years after the project was announced.

20 March 2018

Church leaders criticise President Trump over recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The announcement by US President Donald Trump on the status of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been criticised by church leaders.

07 December 2017

Mission, refugees, and peace in the Holy Land addressed by WCC

The next World Mission Conference of the WCC will take place in Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2018, it was announced last week.

01 July 2016

Delight at de-mining operation at site of Jesus' Baptism

The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem has spoken of his “delight” at news that the approach to the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism is to be de-mined.

29 June 2016

Archbishop Tutu endorses nomination of Palestinian prisoner for Nobel prize

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has endorsed the nomination of Palestinian political prisoner, MP Marwan Barghouthi, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

09 June 2016

International seal of approval for Anglican health centre in Jerusalem

The Princess Basma Centre for Disabled Children, a rehabilitation facility for children with disabilities run by the Diocese of Jerusalem, has become the first Palestinian rehabilitation centre to receive accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI).

09 December 2015

WCC concerned about increasing violence in Jerusalem

The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has written to church leaders in Israel and Palestine to “express the concern and solidarity of the global ecumenical fellowship” in light of increasing violence in and around Jerusalem.

20 October 2015

Persecuted Christians need greater solidarity, TEC convention urges

Of particular concern are Pakistan, Syria, Liberia, South Sudan and Sudan

07 July 2015