Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness is a free, video-based study program that shares the stories of people living in Palestine and Israel and the remarkable ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem that bring hope and healing in this volatile part of the world. 

A diverse group of Palestinians and Israelis share their stories to help us understand the realities of life in the Holy Land and the conditions that create the urgent need for the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem’s schools, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. 

Bearing Witness is developed by the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ). AFEDJ provides ongoing support for churches and faith-based organizations in their implementation of the program.

Facilitator Trainings/Information Sessions: Sign up here to register or be notified of upcoming sessions.

Bearing Witness Informational Materials

Download and print this brief overview of the program to build interest in starting a Bearing Witness group in your church or organization.

An Invitation to Bearing Witness Postcard and/or Bearing Witness 8.5″x11″ Session Flyer

Download and print this 2-page informational flyer about the Bearing Witness program for formation directors, facilitators, and dioceses.

Bearing Witness Program Flyer

Introducing Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness Sessions

Each of the five program sessions is grounded in a Gospel passage about a theme of Jesus’s ministry.