Building Hope in the Holy Land

In 1988, at the time of the first Intifada, Episcopal leaders saw the need for a safe, secure channel to offer support to the humanitarian institutions owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) was born.

A nonpolitical, nonsectarian 501(c)(3) organization, AFEDJ is dedicated to raising financial support for schools, hospitals, and centers for children with disabilities in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. Our mission is to transform lives of vulnerable and displaced people in the region.

We believe peace and prosperity can be achieved when people have access to comprehensive healthcare and when children have access to quality education irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay. The values of equity, justice, and respect for the dignity of all are at the heart of our efforts. We believe in the hard work of building hope.

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