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.

The Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem issued the following Christmas message: We, the Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem, convey our Christmas greetings to the faithful around the world in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, born here in Bethlehem more than two-thousand years ago. In […]

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