The ancient, indigenous Christian communities in the Holy Land are vanishing. Fast.

Together we can protect them and help to rebuild diverse, flourishing communities in the cradle of Christianity.

But today the threat is urgent and existential. With many communities suffering a combination of population decline, intimidation, and challenge for places to live and worship.

The contribution made by Christians in the Holy Land is enormous – $3Bn income from business activity, tourism and philanthropy; running schools, hospitals, humanitarian programmes; and the intellectual contribution of an educated, skilled workforce.

We must fight to preserve them, not only to retain a meaningful Christian presence in the Holy Land, but also to help build a peaceful, diverse region.

Jerusalem 08 June 2022 Today, the Israeli Supreme Court issued a decision rejecting the Patriarchate’s latest attempts to annul the ruling issued against it in July 2017, through which the radical Israeli organisation, Ateret Cohanim, succeeded in expropriating the properties of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem at Jaffa Gate (Bab Al-Khalil) in Jerusalem, and this decision comes despite […]

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