Middle East Mission
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you."-- Psalm 122:6
The Middle East Mission Group seeks to act in solidarity with all who seek the peace of Jerusalem and the Middle East, the land that is Holy to the Jews, Christians and Muslims. Through study, prayer and pilgrimage we will build relationships and plant seeds that will yield a harvest of peace with justice. We will align our parish mission efforts with the Diocese of Washington's efforts to create a partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.
Over the years the Middle East Mission Group and Christ Church have supported the following organizations.
Al Ahli Hospital, Gaza, Palestine
Al Ahli is one of the only hospitals in Gaza (60% of Gaza residents live in refugee camps). Doctors there care for Palestinians who would have no other option.
American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, Darien, CT
AFEDJ is devoted to equity, respect and human dignity. It partners with the Diocese of Jerusalem by helping to increase its capacity to teach and heal, promote and raise funds for humanitarian work, and better serve people in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Israel.
Churches for Middle East Peace, Washington, DC
CMEP is an alliance of many different church denominations working for Middle East peace.
Episcopal Technological & Vocational Training Center, Ramallah, Palestine
ETVTC is one of the youngest educational ministries of the Diocese of Jerusalem that provides technological training for 380 students in Ramallah.
Order of St. John of Jerusalem for the St. John Eye Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
The Order of St. John works with and supports the St. John Eye Hospital, the only charitable provider of eye care in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, where rates of blindness are 10 times higher than in the West.
Tent of Nations, Bethlehem, Palestine
TON seeks to bring youth of various cultures together to build bridges of understanding, reconciliation and peace.