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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

Jerusalem’s churches wait to hear details of Israeli PM’s tax and land announcement

Bank accounts belonging to the Diocese of Jerusalem remain frozen despite an announcement suspending controversial new taxes.

02 March 2018

New municipal tax measures “threaten churches’ ministry in Jerusalem”, leaders say

Education and health ministries provided by the diocese of Jerusalem could be at risk if the Municipality goes ahead with new taxes.

15 February 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

Boost for Middle East Christians as newly renovated churches re-dedicated

Two Anglican churches in Egypt and Israel are celebrating after completing renovations.

27 October 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

NZ bishops call for Israel to return to pre-1967 borders

The Auckland Anglican and Catholic Bishops called on the New Zealand government called on Israel to return to "its pre-1967 borders"

18 August 2014