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  • Photograph of Jerusalem – The golden dome is the shrine that covers the rock on which, according to tradition, Abraham offered his son for sacrifice and from which Mohammed made his ascent to heaven.
  • Friends Jerusalem

    1. 1. The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem <ul><li>Supporting schools, hospitals, clinics, and programs of the </li></ul><ul><li>Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem </li></ul>Building Presence, Building Peace
    2. 2. <ul><li>Salaam </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>The American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem invite you to explore the work of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Jerusalem. </li></ul><ul><li>We hope that you and your parish will join us in building partnerships with our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Diocese in Jerusalem <ul><li>The Episcopal Church is a small part of a tiny Christian presence with just 32 clergy and one bishop, the Right Reverend Suheil Dawani. </li></ul><ul><li>Though small in number its ministry is remarkable </li></ul><ul><li>and greatly admired across the religious and social divide. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Principally through schools, hospitals and churches its presence in the Holy Land has given hope to many and has been a faithful witness to the love of God in Christ. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Christians in the Holy Land <ul><li>The percentage of Christians in the Holy Land has dropped significantly in the past 60 years: </li></ul><ul><li>50% in 1947 </li></ul><ul><li>5% in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Under 2% in 2008 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Loss of Land 1946 to 2005
    6. 6. Where the Diocese Works Galilee Gaza Ramallah, West Bank Jordan Beirut, Lebanon West Bank Nablus, West Bank
    7. 7. Maps of program areas Church as a mobilizing force Lebanon
    8. 8. Schools Supported by the Diocese
    9. 9. The Arab Evangelical School in Ramallah Building blocks of peace Tolerance and respect
    10. 10. The Episcopal Technological & Vocational Training Center Ramallah, West Bank A multipurpose center, teaching expertise in different fields of education
    11. 11. Theodor Schneller School in Marka, Jordan Breaking the Cycle of bitterness and disappointment for third Generation refugees by providing a stable and loving environment and an education that leads to employment
    12. 12. <ul><li>In a conservative Muslim kingdom this school empowers girls to choose a life at home, in business or in public life </li></ul>The Ahliyyah School for Girls in Amman, Jordan
    13. 13. Holy Land Institute for the Deaf in Salt, Jordan <ul><li>Ending the isolation of physical and </li></ul><ul><li>mental handicap, championing community-based solutions </li></ul>
    14. 14. St. George’s School, Jerusalem Achieving good aims and improving life as a whole .
    15. 15. Princess Basma Center for Disabled Children, East Jerusalem www.j-diocese.org
    16. 16. Parish Life <ul><li>In difficult circumstances the parishes join with other Christian denominations in their localities to support young people, children, the elderly, women and those in need of spiritual and physical solace. </li></ul>www.j-diocese.org
    17. 17. Women's Empowerment October 2007- The First Arab Anglican Women’s Convention of the Diocese of Jerusalem
    18. 18. Working with young people in the parishes <ul><li>Giving teenagers a safe space to express their frustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Helping them to seize their part in the peace process and claim a future in their homeland . </li></ul>
    19. 19. Summer Camps <ul><li>Interfaith Summer Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Kids4Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday School Summer Camps </li></ul>www.j-diocese.org
    20. 20. St. Peter’s Retirement Home Bir Zeit, West Bank Facility is Currently Under Construction
    21. 21. Health Care Facilities
    22. 22. Penman Clinic Zebabdeh, West Bank Offering medical care to eleven neighboring villages
    23. 23. St Luke’s Hospital - Nablus Assisting those in need since 1900 www.j-diocese.org
    24. 24. Ahli Arab Hospital - Gaza <ul><li>Caring for the Sick and Injured </li></ul><ul><li>Offering a safe place for refuge and recovery </li></ul><ul><li>All are welcome for treatment </li></ul>
    25. 25. These are the faces of Christ’s people of Palestine; listen to them.
    26. 26. Consider how God is calling you to build a presence with our Palestinian brothers & sisters
    27. 27. Join us! Support the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.
    28. 28. <ul><li>How can you support </li></ul><ul><li>the work of AFEDJ? </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about this story of the Palestinian Church with friends within and beyond your parish community. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about what you have seen by logging on www.j-diocese.org or the AFEDJ website: www.american [email_address] . </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with a AFEDJ missioner; invite him/her to speak at your outreach committee meeting, to your deanery gathering, with your congregation. </li></ul>
    29. 29. Additional Ways to support the work of AFEDJ <ul><li>Create ways to raise money to support a parishes, a special project, or the institution of your choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Foster relationships with children in a parish, a hospital or school in the Diocese of Jerusalem. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider making your own pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It is an experience that will change your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Pray for the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem regularly and include the diocese and its work in your parish prayers. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
    30. 30. <ul><li>For further ideas for your parish, to arrange partnerships, for questions, contact Anne Lynn, Director of AFEDJ at 203-655-3575 or [email_address] </li></ul>
    31. 31. Salaam Peace! To make your contribution: AFEDJ  P.O. Box 2040, Orange, California 92859

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