Archbishop of Canterbury joins Pope in calling for ‘status quo’ in Jerusalem

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has echoed Pope Francis’ call for the “Status Quo” agreement over religious sites in Jerusalem to be protected. After...
St. George’s Cathedral, Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Photo: Anglican Video

Jerusalem Sunday resources give voice to women pilgrims

With the approach of Jerusalem Sunday this weekend, the Anglican Church of Canada’s national office has released new liturgical resources, including reflections from a pilgrimage by Ottawa-area women to the Holy Land last year.
The baptism site at Qasr-al-Yahud, on the West Bank of the River Jordan, photographed from the baptism site at Al-Maghtas, on the Jordanian side. The site was re-opened in 2011 but access to the nearby churches remained out of bounds because of the existence of around 4,000 mines. Photo: Wikimedia / High Contrast

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

The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, has spoken of his "delight" at news that a mine clearance charity has secured permission to de-mine the area around the West Bank of the River Jordan on the approach to the traditional site of Jesus' baptism.
At the Old City of Jerusalem, pilgrims walk by as a man takes a breather. Photo: Anglican Video

Jerusalem Sunday to hit social media

When Anglicans across Canada celebrate the third annual Jerusalem Sunday May 8, they will be able to share their experiences on social media via an official Jerusalem Sunday Facebook page and a new Twitter hashtag, #JerusalemSunday, which are in the works, says Andrea Mann, director of global relations for the Anglican Church of Canada.

The advisory council for the Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem: (L to R) the Rev. Richard LeSueur, the Rev. Patricia Kirkpatrick, Deborah Neal, General Synod global relations director Andrea Mann, Archbishop Fred Hiltz and the Rev. Robert Assaly Photo: Leigh Anne Williams

Strengthening ties with the Holy Land

As the Anglican Church of Canada prepares to observe its second annual Jerusalem Sunday, as a day set aside to learn about and build support for the ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fred Hiltz and global relations director Andrea Mann are preparing for a journey to Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
Anglican Church of Canada Global Relations Director Andrea Mann talks about how Jerusalem Sunday is helping build a a closer relationship between the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and Canadian Anglicans. Photo: André Forget.

First Jerusalem Sunday ‘significant’

Andrea Mann, global relations director at the Anglican Church of Canada, took some time during her presentation to Council of General Synod (CoGS) Nov. 15 to talk about how Jerusalem Sunday has furthered the Canadian church's commitment to building a strong relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.

Criticism of Christian Zionism is not an attack on the country of Israel, explains Gary Burge, a professor of New Testament studies at Wheaton College. Photo: Neale Adams

Vancouver event tackles Christian Zionism

Christian Zionism is a theologically-based belief about how the world will end that would likely be dismissed as a strange doctrine few Anglicans would be concerned about-if it didn't affect Canadian and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
There is a noticeable spike in anti-Semitic acts each time there's a conflict in the Middle East, says a Montreal-based Jewish advocacy organization. Photo: Giovanni Dall' Orto/Wikimedia Commons

The rising tide of anti-Semitism

Berlin: "Jews to the gas!"
Paris: "Death to the Jews!"
Milan: "Nuremberg trial for Israel!'
Montreal: "The Diaspora is scattered around the world where they take economic control, provoke the hatred of local nations...They make Washington, Paris and Ottawa submit."

Young Christian, Jewish and Muslim youth from Kids4Peace break bread together for peace in Israel and Palestine.

Interfaith youth defy violence in Jerusalem

As violence continues to rage in the Holy Land and senior world diplomats fail in their efforts to broker a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, a committed group of young people is making a stand for peace.

Tour of Penman Clinic

The Penman Clinic in Zababdeh serves about 4,000 people - two-thirds of them are Christian, the rest are Muslim. It is the only clinic...

Dr. Walid Kerry, St. Luke’s Hospital, Nablus

A tour of St. Luke's Hospital, a charity hospital run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Nablus, West Bank. Dr. Walid Kerry, director...

The door is wide open’

Christians in Jerusalem extend an invitation to Canadian Anglicans to visit the Holy Land. They also cite how they can help the ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.

Saleem Dawani

The Rev. Saleem Dawani, a young priest at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Al-Zababdeh, talks about his hopes and dreams for his congregation. He...

Driving tour of Gaza

Rare footage of life inside Gaza City, which is home to more than 1.5 million people, including 1.2 million Palestine refugees.

Outskirts of Gaza

Decades of conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas have left 80 per cent of the population living in poverty and dependent...