Over 60 Anglican and Roman Catholic representatives, from 25 dioceses, gathered at Lambeth Palace in June for FHL’s third National Conference. The event clearly demonstrated FHL’s success in uniting UK Christians in the cause of providing relief to their Christian brothers and sisters living in the Holy Land. FHL CEO, Maria McCaffery, reported that their office in Bethlehem was seeing an increased number of Christians seeking help, creating an urgent need to extend their support. click image for more on this story
Robert Foskett, aged 11 and studying at The King’s School in Worcester, has raised a hugely impressive £830 for the School of Joy by selling candles.
In March last year Robert heard Fr Mamdouh Abusada speak about the work he undertakes as Director of the School of Joy in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem. The talk had a profound effect on him. Robert reports; for more on this story click here
A key FHL partner in the Holy Land is the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem. Through our close working relationship with Archbishop Suheil, and his colleagues at St George’s, we are able to identify and help many needy Christians as well as support essential services provided by the Diocese. The Diocese of Jerusalem runs more than 30 institutions in the Holy Land, including 17 schools and 2 hospitals. With an Anglican population of only 7,000,they are unable to maintain these institutions without external help, help that FHL consistently provides.
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Except for a few years at the start of my career I have spent almost all my working life in the not-for-profit sector so I’m used to the perennial struggle to make ends meet and, modesty aside, I have quite a good track record. So, when I became Chief Executive of FHL at the beginning of the year and assumed responsibility for all UK activities, I readily accepted the task of creating a framework for taking FHL into its second decade.
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