10 Years of Supporting Christians in the Holy Land
14 November 2019
Friends of the Holy Land will be holding a major event in London in Temple Church on Thursday 14 November 2019 at Midday (12.00 pm) to mark their 10th Anniversary. This will be an ecumenical service to pray for peace in the Holy Land and for the Christians there to receive grace to endure or deliverance from suffering, followed by a Reception.
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa O.F.M., Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and The Most Reverend Suheil Dawani, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem will together lead the event joined by The Most Reverend John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark and The Rt Reverend Dr Michael Langrish.
When founded 10 years ago, the goal of Friends of the Holy Land was to foster resilience and hope among individual Christians amid adversity and so counter despair and hopelessness. To achieve this, Friends of the Holy Land seek to raise awareness among UK Christians of the daily challenges facing Christians in the Holy Land, to encourage UK Christians to pray for these brothers and sisters, to generate financial resources to support a sustainable future for them and to encourage visits to the Holy Land to meet and show support to local Christians. Their work is entirely non-political and has the backing and blessing of Anglican and Catholic Bishops in this country. The guests from the Holy Land will give a personal insight into the daily challenges they face and the need for the vital support provided by Friends of the Holy Land.
In holding this event in Temple Church, Executive Director, Brendan Metcalfe is seeking to bring to the fore the awareness and engagement of Christian professionals with the daily challenges of Christians in the Holy Land.