“We are surrounded with a great cloud of witnesses. For two thousand years, the church has provided a constant, powerful witness to the world in Jerusalem. It has had its ups and its downs. Yet, it has never become discouraged and has never despaired. It has been faithful to its heritage.
The witness began with Jesus commissioning his disciples on the nearby Mount of Olives. That witness traveled to Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Two thousand years later, the witness continues in Jerusalem.”
Munib Younan. Witnessing for Peace: In Jerusalem and the World (Augsburg Fortress, USA, 2003), p. 20.
The Rt. Rev. Munib Younan is Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) and the President of The Lutheran World Federation. Born and raised Palestinian Christian in Jerusalem, he has shown his commitment and love for the Holy City and the world in word and deed, always advocating for a just peace and promoting interreligious dialogue, ecumenism, and reconciliation.
*Anyone quoting from this series should give credit to
HCEF Palestinian Christians: In Their Own Words.