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Prayer in Wallasey Parishes

Prayer in Wallasey Parishes

Praying for our Christian family in the Holy Land is one of FHL’s four key objectives, so we were delighted to hear of prayer focused event in the Diocese of Shrewsbury. A weekend of prayer was held across three parishes in Wallasey, focusing on the plight of Christians living in the Holy Land, and the work of FHL in supporting and sustaining them. Led by FHL Diocesan Coordinator Pat Revans, a small but dedicated team of four attended all seven weekend masses making a short presentation at each.

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West Bank Summer Camps

West Bank Summer Camps

FHL were pleased to support two Christian summer schools in the West Bank this year. The first grant of £2,000 was made to the Diocese of Jerusalem to support a summer school in Nablus, which is 40 miles North of Jerusalem. FHL was one of three organisations to assist this project, providing two weeks respite relief to Christian children and their families from Nablus and the surrounding villages. The second grant of £800 was made to the Latin Parish Beit Jala, a Palestinian town to the East of Bethlehem.

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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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