May 23, 2013
Christian presence and witness in the Middle East
Notre-Dame du Mont Monastery, near Beirut, Lebanon
21-25 May 2013
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
The ongoing tragedy of conflict throughout the Middle East challenges people of faith throughout the world. As Christians, we share a vision of a healed world where no one lives in fear of death or...
[World Council of Churches -- Press Release] In an international conference on the situation of Christians in the Middle East, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), highlighted the significance of the cross as a symbol of hope for the global church in solidarity with Christians in the Arab world.
“We are called to carry our cross as disciples, but we must also carry one another’s cross, showing how we share this cross as a...
April 26, 2013
Since the very first days of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, we have prayed as we watched in horror and sorrow the escalating violence that has rent this country apart. We have grieved with all Syrians - with the families of each and every human life lost and with all communities whose neighbourhoods and livelihoods have suffered from escalating and pervasive violence.
April 23, 2013
Members of the Anglican Communion are being asked urgently to pray for an end to the violence in Syria.