Christ Church welcomes the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, on Sunday, September 30. Bishop Dawani will preach at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services and offer a forum in the Meade Room at 10:15 a.m. on life in the Diocese of Jerusalem.

Please email the Rev. Ann Gillespie by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 any questions that you would like the bishop to answer at Sunday's forum.

bishop-dawani.jpgBorn in Nablus, in the West Bank in 1951, Bishop Dawani is the 14th Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, which consists of 27 parishes spread through the countries of Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. As bishop, he is also chairman of the board of the more than 30 diocesan institutions of education and healthcare. These schools, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation and vocational training centers provide the best possible services, while reaching out to assist those who cannot afford to pay for services and strengthening the Christian presence in this region.            

In the last year, the Christ Church Holy Land Mission group has provided funds to the Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza, the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf in Salt, Jordan, and the Princess Basma Center for Disabled Children in Jerusalem.      

In a multicultural, multi-faith, multi-ethnic diocese, Bishop Dawani is a strong advocate for peace and reconciliation. He faithfully encourages Christian leaders around the world to make every effort to strengthen the Christian presence as a mediating partner in a region torn by anxiety and unrest.       

Come welcome him on September 30 and learn more about how we can support our fellow Christians in the Holy Land.