2008 - NOV


  Christians to Send Advent Peace Messages to Bethlehem   2008/11/20
By: Jenna Lyle of Christian Today

The World Council of Churches is asking Christians to send prayers and messages of peace to the birthplace of Jesus this Christmas.

The messages will be collected by the WCCs Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum and distributed among schools and places of worship in Bethlehem, where the ecumeni...

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  2008 - SEP


  Can U.S. Christians help revive the sacred city?   2008/09/01
By: Austen Ivereigh of America Magazine

For the first time in many years, there is some good news out of Bethlehem. The pilgrims on whom the towns Christians depend have begun to return; their number has increased by at least 50 percent from last year, which was in turn better than 2006. One can still sit in one of the chapels in the Bas...

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  2008 - AUG


  At cathedral Mass, Jerusalem patriarch urges prayer, solidarity for Christians in Holy Land   2008/08/13
By: Mark Zimmermann of Catholic Standard

The new Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem -- the holy city of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths -- celebrated Mass Aug. 10 at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, making an urgent plea for Christians in the United States to support their brothers and sisters in the Holy Land, and...

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  Holy Land conflict needs courageous leaders and gestures, says new patriarch   2008/08/08
By: CNA

Just five weeks after being installed as the new Patriarch of the Latin Church in Jerusalem, His Beatitude Fouad Twal described his experience to CNA as the top of happiness. At the same time, he also said that the complex conflict in the Holy Land requires courageous leaders to forge a new mental...

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  New Israeli regulations could cripple Christian ministries   2008/08/05
By: Israel Today

Israel's Ministry of Interior has decided to reinstate an old regulation that is threatening to cripple, if not shut down, several Christian ministries by limiting the time volunteers can spend serving in Israel to 27 months.

 
The ruling was as sudden as it was drastic. The effects ...

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  2008 - JUL


  Pope Sends Message to Saudi-Organized Conference   2008/07/28
By: Zenit

Dialogue based on love and truth is the best recipe for achieving peace, says Benedict XVI.

 

The Pope affirmed this in a message to the World Conference on Dialogue, held in Madrid, Spain, and sponsored by the Mecca-based Muslim World League.

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  Cardinal: Catholic Schools Key for Holy Land Peace   2008/07/10
By: Zenit

Catholic schools in the Holy Land are contributing to what will hopefully become peace between Muslims, Jews and Christians, a cardinal affirmed after returning from a trip to Jerusalem.

Cardinal John Foley, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, said this t...

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  Call for Jerusalem peace and Christian - Muslim cooperation on ecology   2008/07/08
By: Ekklesia

Bishop Munib Younan has said that Christians need to have a stronger voice in Jerusalem in order to prevent tensions spreading there, and that Muslims and Christians should work together on ecology issues - writes Peter Kenny.

 
Younan, the bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran...

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  Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian youth, assault Christian peacemakers   2008/07/02
By: Ekklesia

Israeli soldiers have assaulted Christian Peacemakers and shot and killed a Palestinian youth in a village north of Hebron.

Mohammad Al-Alameh, who was 17, was a member of a family with whom the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) has had frequent contact in recent years.

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  2008 - JUN


  Jerusalem patriarch says people are capable of achieving peace   2008/06/06
By: Judith Sudilovsky of CNS

People are capable of achieving peace and loving one another just as God loves each of them, Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah of Jerusalem told about 160 worshippers gathered to emphasize the need for peace in the Holy Land.

"We have come here to pray because each one of us believes in God, in ...

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