FHL are delighted to share news that David Longe, Chaplain in the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem, will take part in the Palestinian Marathon. On Friday 23rd March David will join thousands of runners weaving their way through the streets of Bethlehem and hopes to raise awareness and funds for the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza at the same time. He invites everyone to make a donation in support of his run and the Hospital.
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Laila Asfoura, President of St Martha’s House, has this message for FHL supporters.
"Friends of the Holy Land, to you, we give many thanks and much appreciation for your belief in us. Not only do you believe in us but you share the same vision for the future. With your help, we will continue to make a difference for the Palestinian elderly women in our community.”
Christian leaders in Jerusalem recently closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for four days in protest over a new tax policy and proposed property law.
The decision, to close what is considered the holiest site in Christianity, was made at secret meeting of church leaders in Jerusalem’s old city on Saturday 24 February. In a joint statement church leaders said the site would be closed until further notice and declared shared concerns over what they saw as a "….systematic campaign against the Churches and the Christian community the Holy Land.”
FHL is delighted to report that Peter Rand (FHL Trustee and Vice Chairman) has been appointed a Knight of the Order of St Gregory the Great (KSG), one of the highest and most prestigious distinctions the Pope can bestow on an individual.
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