THE JOURNEY: LENT 2024
“Bearing Witness is one of the greatest gifts the American Friends will offer our leaders, our churches, and the people of the Episcopal Church and beyond. It speaks to the heart. It speaks about the witness of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem as it is without any cosmetics or accessories.”
– The Most Rev. Hosam Naoum, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem and Primate of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East
Between 1988 and 2018, The General Convention of the Episcopal Church passed 17 resolutions calling its members to learn more about:
- The faithful witness of Christians in the Holy Land
- The Palestine/Israel Conflict
- Ways to support the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
Bearing Witness is a video-based small group education program, created to provide Christian communities with the biblical basis, the inspiration, and the tools to walk together with Christians in the Holy Land. The program inspires us to seek ways to connect with and support the courageous ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its witness to Jesus in the land where it all began.
The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, whose mission is to transform the lives of the vulnerable and displaced in the Holy Land, created the Bearing Witness educational program to answer the call to learn more about Christians in the Holy Land.
PLEASE JOIN US.
With the blessing of Bishop Marty Stebbins, this coming Lent of 2024, the Bearing Witness journey will be presented by three Episcopalians from Montana. It is open to any who wish to participate from the Episcopal Diocese of Montana.
This program will be offered through five, 90 minute online sessions, offered weekly on Thursday evenings during Lent 2024.
During each session, we will watch a set of professionally produced videos, each focused on a weekly theme. In these videos, Christians, Jews, and Muslims tell their own stories and share their challenges and hopes.
We will pray together, and we will respectfully discuss the issues raised.
All meetings will be on Thursday evenings, and will begin at 7pm. Videos links will be sent to all registered.
- BELONGING: February 22nd
- HEALING: February 29th
- TEACHING: March 7th
- BREAKING BARRIERS: March 14th
- BUILDING HOPE: March 21st
If a congregation within the Diocese wishes to conduct their own Bearing Witness Journey, they may obtain program materials from AFEDJ.
Bearing Witness Registration
With the blessing of Bishop Marty Stebbins, this program is open to any member of the Episcopal Diocese of Montana. There is no cost to attend.