Bearing Witness (Coming 2022)

Bearing Witness: A journey with Holy Land Christians towards healing, justice, and peace is a video-based education program currently in development.

The pandemic has delayed filming in the Middle East (three times!) but that means it will be better than ever.

Via Dolorosa in the old city of Jerusalem
Along the Via Dolorosa, the way of sorrows, in the old city of Jerusalem

A question we’re often asked is “How can our congregation become more deeply engaged with AFEDJ’s mission?”

We are thrilled to announce that in partnership with The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on World Mission, we have been awarded a Constable Fund grant of $60,000 to develop a video-based study program and additional resources. (Read our news story here)

Churches of any size or denomination may use this program to raise awareness about the inspiring and powerful Christian witness demonstrated by a small band of Palestinian Christians in the region; the conditions that necessitate the humanitarian response of serving their neighbors; and the opportunities we have to join in ministry with our sisters and brothers in the region.

Other partners include Jerusalem Peacebuilders and the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, as well as an awesome Advisory Team.

We hope to film in the region in the fall of 2021. Stay-tuned for more!