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Dec 9 Presentation For  Israel &  Jordan  F I N A L
 

Dec 9 Presentation For Israel & Jordan F I N A L

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St Paul\'s Episcopal Church presentation on our recent trip to Israel & Jordan with other members in the Diocese of Olympia.

St Paul\'s Episcopal Church presentation on our recent trip to Israel & Jordan with other members in the Diocese of Olympia.

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    Dec 9 Presentation For  Israel &  Jordan  F I N A L Dec 9 Presentation For Israel & Jordan F I N A L Presentation Transcript

    • CHRIST ONE BODY A Women’s Connection Program Linda Nolan, Sally Scholz & Dinese Christopher St Paul’s Episcopal Church Dec 9, 2009
    • Goals of Our Trip
      • Strengthen the relationship between the Diocese of Olympia and the Diocese of Jerusalem
      • Explore the Bible lands as students and as pilgrims
      • Begin to understand some of the contemporary issues in Israel and Palestine
      • Begin to relate our experience to our lives and ministries back home
    • Where We Traveled
    • Palestinian Loss of Lands
    • Our Guides in the Holy Land
      • Rev Dr Stephen Need – Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem
      • Bishara Khoury – Curriculum developer and guide – Palestinian Arab Christian living in Jerusalem
      • Collette Nakleh – Guide in Israel – Palestinian Arab Christian living in Galilee
      • Rev Fadi Diab – Priest in charge at Redeemer Church, Amman Jordan
      • Mary Pneuman – Trip organizer & Member of Bishop’s Committee on Peace in Israel/Palestine – Seattle, WA
    • Overview Jerusalem Al Aqsa Mosque - Islam Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Christian Wailing Wall - Judaism The Old City of Jerusalem Is divided into 4 quarters: 1. Jewish 2. Muslim 3. Christian 4. Armenian
    • Overview of Diocese of Jerusalem
      • Diocese of Jerusalem extends over 5 countries including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, & Palestine & has over 7000 Episcopalians
        • 1841 - First Anglicans arrived in the Holy Land
        • 1976 – First local Arab Anglican Bishop took charge
      • Currently Rt Rev Suheil Dawani is Bishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem
        • the 4 th Arab Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem
      • In 1948, over 25% of Israel/Palestine was Christian; Today that number is estimated at 1.4%
    • Goal #1
      • To strengthen the relationship between the Diocese of Olympia and the Diocese of Jerusalem
    • Goal #1 Strengthen the Relationship St George’s College – Jerusalem*
    • Goal #1 Strengthen the Relationship… St Luke’s Hospital - Nablus Evangelical School and Home – Ramallah
    • Goal #1 Strengthen the Relationship… Good Shepherd Church – Rafidia, West Bank St Matthews & Penman Clinic Zababdeh, West Bank
    • Goal #1 Strengthen the Relationship… St Margaret’s Guest House* - Nazareth Church of the Holy Family - Raineh
    • Goal #1 Strengthen the Relationship… The Arab Episcopal School – Irbid, Jordan
    • Goal #1 Strengthen the Relationship… Ahliyyah & Bishop’s Kindergarten Bishop’s School for Boys Redeemer Church The Theodore Schneller School Guest House* Amman, Jordan The Ahliyyah School for Girls
    • Goal #2
      • To explore the Bible lands as students and as pilgrims
    • Goal #2 Explore the Bible Lands Westerm Wall or Wailing Wall Remnant of the Herodian retaining wall that once enclosed and supported the Second Temple Pools of Bethesda – ( Bet hesda, "house of grace“) Jesus heals the man lame for 38 years St Anne’s Church Birthplace of Anne, the mother of Mary Via Dolorosa (Latin for Way of Grief or Way of Suffering) The route that Jesus took between his condemnation by Pilate and his crucifixion and burial
    • Goal #2 Explore the Bible Lands… Shepherds' Field, Bethlehem, West Bank Where the Angel of the Lord visited the shepherds and informed them of Jesus' birth Jacob’s Well – Shechem, West Bank Jesus encountered a Samaritan woman & discusses the spiritual "water" which quenches forever the soul's deepest thirst Basilica of the Nativity – Bethlehem, West Bank Birthplace of Jesus Basilica of the Nativity - The Door of Humility To force even the most important visitor to bend in reverence upon entering.
    • Goal #2 Explore the Bible Lands… Sea of Galilee Church of Multiplication of The Loaves and Fishes The miraculous feeding of five thousand people Mount Tabor Transfiguration of Jesus Capernaum Traditional site of Apostle Peter's house where Jesus healed Peter’s Mother-in-law & a paralytic man who was lowered thru the roof Synagogue at Capernaum Jesus preached here each Sabbath & cast out the evil spirits in the demoniac Mount of Beatitudes Sermon on the Mount
    • Goal #2 Explore the Bible Lands… St. Peter’s Primacy - Sea of Galilee Traditional site where Jesus Christ appeared to his disciples after his resurrection Church of St. Gabriel – Nazareth Orthodox tradition has it that the Annunciation occurred not at Mary's house but while she was fetching water. This Orthodox church is built over the spring that feeds the ancient Mary's Well Basilica of the Annunciation – Nazareth Tradition holds this was the site of the home of Mary & site of Gabriel's announcement to Mary that she would give birth to the savior of the world. Mount Nebo - Jordan Where Moses was given a view of the promised land that God was giving to the Jews
    • Goal #3
      • To begin to understand some of the contemporary issues in Israel and Palestine
    • Goal #3 Contemporary issues in Israel and Palestine
    • Goal #3 Contemporary issues in Israel and Palestine… Settlements View from Tent Restaurant in Beit Sahour
    • Goal #3 Contemporary issues in Israel and Palestine… Refugee Camps 30,000 people live here Soldiers & Checkpoints Young boys & girls with guns
    • Goal #4
      • To begin to relate our experience to our lives and ministries back home
    • Ways to Support the Diocese of Jerusalem
      • Pray
      • Learn – being well informed enriches our thoughts, prayers, words & actions
      • Donate
      • Come & See – Anyone can go to St George’s College in Jerusalem, An Anglican/Episcopal College for studying in the Holy Land. (http://www.sgcjerusalem.org/)
      • Share the News – Tell Others
      • Develop long-term sustainable relationships
    • Our Next Steps:
      • Share experience with our community
      • Adopt an Organization:
        • Our tour group was especially touched by the
        • Episcopal Home for Children in Ramallah, West Bank
      • Continue support to our Companion Parish:
        • St Matthews in Zababdeh, West Bank
        • Other churches in Diocese to re-engage with the Companion Parish Program led by Bishop’s Committee - Stan Fowler
      • Attend Sabeel Conference:
        • Feb 19-20 th 2010 at St Mark’s Cathedral – Seattle
        • Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA) (http://www.fosna.org/)
      • Keep informed:
        • Episcopal Public Policy Network (www.episcopalchurch.org/eppn)
        • Churches for Middle East Peace ( www.cmep.org)
        • Haaretz Newspaper - founded in Jerusalem in 1919; (Haaretz.com )
        • American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (http://www.americanfriends-jerusalem.org/)
    • And in our spare time… Petra - Jordan
    • And in our spare time… Checked Out the Wildlife Shopped & Ate Took naps
    • And in our spare time… Drank Coffee Starbucks - Jordan Shopped Met the Locals Studied other languages Ate More
    • Thank You Q&A Linda Nolan, Sally Scholz & Dinese Christopher St Paul’s Episcopal Church
    • What We’re Bringing:
      • Pita Bread – Sally
      • Olive Oil & Zatar (spice), Tomatoes, Cucumbers - Linda
      • Humus – QFC , Olives – plain green & black - Dinese
      • Girls School Book – Sally
      • The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem - All
    • Overview of Israel
      • Israel has over 7 million people* , of which 82.8% are Jews of any background
        • 68% are Sabras (Israeli-born)
        • 32% are Olim (Jewish immigrants to Israel) —22% from Europe and the Americas
      • Non-Jewish Arab citizens of Israel comprise just under 20% of the country's total population.
        • Most non-Jewish Arab citizens of Israel are Muslim
        • Particularly of the Sunni branch of Islam
        • Significant Arab Christian minority from various denominations
      • Religious Makeup of Israel
      *According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics 2009 Religion Population % of total Jewish 5,435,900 76.0% Muslim 1,142,000 15.9% Christian 120,000 1.8% Druze 115,200 1.7% Unclassified 302,400 4.6%
    • History of Events 1870-1946 Historic Palestine 1947 United Nations partitioned Palestine: 55% to the Jewish population 45% to the Palestinian population 1948 Israel declares its independence