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  • January 24, 2013

    As many church leaders, organisations and individuals have learnt already, Archbishop Nourhan Manoogian was elected earlier today (24 January 2013) as the 97th patriarch of the Armenian Church in the Holy Land (Jordan, Israel and Palestine).

  • January 20, 2013

    In a few days' time, we will learn the name of the new Armenian patriarch of Jerusalem. Four or five names have been see-sawing in the consciousness of those following these developments for many long weeks already. But the haze of speculation will finally be removed with the elections and actual votes of the members of the St James Brotherhood (36 in all).

  • December 26, 2012

    “The prophet Isaiah promises a prince of peace who will burn all the combat boots and bloodied uniforms, stoking a fire to light the way toward justice and peace.”

  • November 19, 2012

    International lawyer and ecumenical consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, who is a valued Ekklesia associate and Middle East expert, has been interviewed by Civil TV about the latest challenges presented by the privately owned water company in Israel against the Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which is under the care of three Christian traditions.

  • December 14, 2011

    Israeli authorities have stepped up unlawful demolitions in the West Bank including East Jerusalem over the past year, 20 leading aid and human rights groups say.

  • September 28, 2011

    Among those with a significant stake in achieving a just-peace for Palestinians and Israelis are the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem. Earlier this month they issued a communiqué, reported in Ekklesia (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15393), which sets out their perception of the key principles involved in the debate about Palestinian statehood.

  • September 17, 2011

    Church leaders in Jerusalem have said that they support a negotiated solution to the question of a Palestinian state in the Middle East.

  • September 16, 2011

    Religious leaders in Jerusalem are more willing than ever before to take part in dialogue with members of other faiths despite growing political tensions.

  • April 13, 2011

    The heads of Churches in Jerusalem have expressed concern over renewed moves by the Israeli authorities to tax church buildings and properties.

  • March 25, 2011

    "In mourning the nine lives lost in Gaza and the one life lost in Jerusalem this week," says Jewish Voice for Peace, "we reject the pattern of condemning the deaths of Israelis while ignoring the deaths of Palestinians. We do not discriminate. One life lost is one life too many - whether Palestinian or Israeli." JVP also situate the events within the context of 44 years of the Israeli occupation of Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.