Middle East

Middle East


July 5, 2019

In times of conflict, The Episcopal Church, as community of followers of Jesus Christ, is called back to His words, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Tensions have risen between the United States and Iran over attacks on shipping vessels, the shooting down of a U.S. surveillance drone, and the...

June 17, 2019

By: Katelyn Kenney and Iskandar Majlaton, Finance Director at the Princess Basma Centre

On the UTO trip to the Holy Land, one of the places we visited (and spent longer than we were supposed to because we had such a wonderful experience there) was the Princess Basma Centre. Years ago, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visited the Centre and was so impressed with its work...

June 13, 2019

Ghazwan holding chicks in a farm previously destroyed by ISIS. Photos courtesy of International Christian Concern and Stand With Iraqi Christians

[Episcopal News Service] At a cost of $5 each, chicks are helping Iraq’s Christian...

May 13, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new research center has been opened in Cairo as part of a newly renovated archive facility for the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt. The new Cairo Research Centre has been created by the Diocese of Egypt, in collaboration with the U.K.’s University of Leicester....

May 7, 2019

The Wisdom House Project is a partnership between the Syrian Emergency Task Force and an ecumenical group that originated at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway, Arkansas, to support a makeshift school for kindergarteners in Syria’s...

May 1, 2019

By: Katelyn Kenney

I was getting brunch with a friend yesterday, and the conversation turned to assisted living services. My friend was expressing how her family has gotten a lot of flak for putting her grandmother in such a facility, and I shared that I was familiar with the industry because my mother has been...

April 1, 2019

By: Katelyn Kenney

For this article of my “Journey to Palestine” series, I’ll be sharing a bit about the grant sites we visited in Ramallah, West Bank: the Arab Episcopal Diabetes Clinic and the Episcopal Technical and Vocational Training Center.

The Arab Episcopal Medical Center sits in the same lot as St...

February 25, 2019

Palestinian security forces guard outside a hospital in Ramallah, West Bank, in May 2018. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church – raising concerns reportedly shared by officials within the Trump administration...

February 6, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] This week’s historic visit to the United Arab Emirates by Pope Francis resulted in “extraordinary scenes,” said the Rev. Andrew Thompson, the senior Anglican chaplain in Abu Dhabi.

During his visit, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Zayed Sports City...

February 5, 2019

By: The Office of Government Relations

In 2018, Congress passed the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA), which updated several elements of the Anti-Terrorism Act. One consequence of this legislation is that it is preventing Palestinians from receiving U.S. government assistance, including humanitarian aid. We must urge Congress...


Bulletin Inserts

Most of us are not concerned about Christians being present where we live.

Presiding Bishop Curry wrote in the annual Good Friday letter to all bishops and congregations a

Throughout Lent, and especially on Good Friday, Episcopal parishes and congregations are encoura

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called for an Easter Season of Prayer for regions in the Angl

With the Good Friday Offering, we are given an opportunity to stand with Jesus by supporting the