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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 


Report from Fr Jamal

Report from Fr Jamal

Holy Land Committee Chairperson, Fr Jamal Khader, has been a parish priest in Ramallah since August 2018. Ramallah is located in the central West Bank six miles north of Jerusalem and serves as the administrative capital for the Palestinian National Authority. Historically an Arab Christian town, Ramallah is now predominantly Muslim, but with a significant Christian minority representing 22% of the total population. For more on this story click image


School Partnerships – support from Cardinal Vaughan School

School Partnerships – support from Cardinal Vaughan School

We have identified a growing trend for younger supporters to engage with our work. From youth pilgrimages to school fundraising events FHL is successfully nurturing the next generation of donors. This sort of involvement can be a ‘win win’ situation for schools and youth groups, building participation in activities and engendering a sense of social responsibility. Click image for more on this story


Remembering the Living Stones at Christmas

Remembering the Living Stones at Christmas

Friends of the Holy Land invite Christians from across the region to join them for a Carol service generously hosted by Lichfield Cathedral. This seasonal occasion takes place on Friday December 7th at 7.30pm, with doors open from 7pm. Lichfeld’s world famous Cathedral Choir will lead the singing for a wonderfully festive celebration, whilst at the same time remembering the struggles faced by todays Christians living in   ‘little town of Bethlehem’.  


National Gathering 2018

National Gathering 2018

Record numbers attended our National Gathering held in Kenilworth last month. The keynote speaker was Sami El-Yousef, descended from one of Jerusalem’s oldest Christian families and CEO of Jerusalem’s Latin Patriarchate. Sami gave a detailed account of the difficulties faced by the Christian community living in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, and Jordan. Calmly and dispassionately, he explained the complexity of pressures facing Christians in the region, reflecting lives lived under occupation, discrimination and as refugees. click image for more on this story