[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East runs more than 30 education and healthcare institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories, bringing vital services and a much-needed lifeline to the local community.
The diocese and many of its institutions operate against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has lasted for more than 60 years. The Christian minority is increasingly emigrating in search of a better life and better opportunities overseas.
The living stones of the holy land and the ministry of the Christian institutions encourage people from all over the world to invest in the region, but more support and advocacy is needed to ensure the Christian presence remains.
The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem has been instrumental in ministering to the needs of the community and working with its ecumenical partners towards achieving peace in the holy land.