Archbishops call for more support for Christians in Holy Land

 Archbishops call for more support for Christians in Holy


London (ENInews)–“We cannot wait for
politicians to sort things out, we have got to make a difference
ourselves,” the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, told reporters
at the conclusion of a two-day conference at Lambeth Palace on “Christians
in the Holy Land,” which he jointly hosted with Archbishop Vincent
Nichols, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. The
meeting, which was attended by more than 60 Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith
leaders and politicians from the Middle East, Europe and North America as well
as young Palestinian Christians, had been called to consider the decline in the
Christian population in the Holy Land and how these communities could be
assisted to remain.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Stiaan van der Merwe on July 20, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Is there some more information on this? The heading sounds rather odd. The opening line and idea of not waiting for politicians to sort things out and the commitment of “…but we have got to make a difference ourselves” sounds promissing. And the discussions were about? Must Christians have more babies? Will Christians be asssisted economically and otherwise to make their presence economically viable esp for young people? Does it differ from e.g. young people from the Muslim community.Have they addressed the illegal and immoral occupation of Palestine? And their opinion was? Have this group of 60 addressed the complicity of Churches, Churces and christian civil religiosity outside the Holy Land in providing cover for Israel apartheid in Israel and Palestine? Did they declare support for the BDS campaign in support for the Palestinians including Christians in the Holy Land? Is the concern for the the Christian community in the Holy Land anything beyond a concern for the decline in the numbers of rhinos as in the “save the rhino” campaign or more e.g. pledge more material aid for blacks under apartheid but dont challenge nor change apartheid in SA. I hope the record of the meeting and statement will shed light and provide more hope.



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