Presiding Bishop leads interfaith pilgrimage to Holy Land

Posted Jan 22, 2015

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is currently leading an Interfaith Abrahamic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

The pilgrimage is in response to Resolution B019 approved at General Convention 2012, recommending the interfaith pilgrimage. Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori recently noted to Executive Council that this resolution “asked me to develop an interfaith pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with equal representation of Episcopalians, Jews, and Muslims, to model and encourage similar efforts and dialogues by others.”

The Presiding Bishop is joined in leadership of the pilgrimage by Rabbi Steve Gutow, President and CEO of the Jewish Council on Public Affairs, New York City, and a trustee of Faith in Public Life; Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director for the Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and their respective delegates.  The Episcopal Church delegation includes Bishop Prince Singh of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester and the Rev. John E. Kitagawa, Rector ofSt. Philip’s in-the-Hills, Tucson, AZ.
Note: Episcopal News Service will provide full coverage of the pilgrimage upon its return to the United States.