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Supporting young Christians in Gaza

Supporting young Christians in Gaza

Supporting the tiny Christian population of Gaza is a vital consideration for FHL. The work that the Christian community undertakes, has an impact well beyond its size, reaching everywhere across the Gaza Strip. FHL funds two projects, in partnership with Pontifical Mission of Jerusalem, focusing on the younger members of the Christian community. 

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Two new Diocesan Coordinators

Two new Diocesan Coordinators

FHL are delighted to announce the appointment of two new FHL Diocesan Coordinators (DC), Fr Colin Mason, who is now DC for Clifton Diocese and Revd Michael Garland as DC for Gloucester Diocese. The role of Diocesan Coordinator is crucial for FHL as they are our ‘eyes and ears’ in the diocese helping identify opportunities, nurturing support with diocesan staff such as communication officers, and working with volunteers at deanery and parish level. Currently we have two thirds of RC and Anglican Dioceses covered, anyone with a desire to promote FHL at diocesan level should contact our office at office@friendsoftheholyland.org.ukor call 01926 512980.

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Discrimination in Israel

Discrimination in Israel

Christians living in the Holy Land face a complexity of pressures, reflecting lives lived under occupation, discrimination and as refugees. For Christians in Israel the invisible walls of employment discrimination pose their biggest challenge. A letter received from Susan Barhoum, a qualified MBA student of Haifa University’s ‘Building Bridges’ programme and resident of Nazareth, clearly illustrates this problem.

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News from Jordan's Ashrafieh parish

News from Jordan's Ashrafieh parish

Supporters will recall that FHL is working with Fr. George Al Kopti of St Paul’s Evangelical Church of Ashrafieh parish, Amman in Jordan.

Ashrafieh has a particular mission to support Christian Iraqi and Syrian refugee families currently settled there. Due to the generosity of our donors FHL have been able to make, through the Anglican Alliance, a number of grants to cover the cost of food coupons, medications and home appliances to support 128 refugees, including 51 Children.

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Autumn Fundraising News

Autumn Fundraising News

As ever, FHL’s supporters have shown superb personal commitment in helping raise funds.

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Film 'Separating Nativity from Resurrection'

Film 'Separating Nativity from Resurrection'

‘Separating Nativity from Resurrection’

Those of us who visit the Holy Land are frequently asked to comment on the impact that the Separation Wall has on the people whom we support in the West Bank. The FHL short film ’The Suffering Church’, available to view on our website goes some way to explain its effect on the Christian community.

The film ‘Separating Nativity from Resurrection’ addresses the Jerusalem closure policy...click image to see more