Take action: Urge your Members of Congress to speak out on behalf of Palestinian Christians.
In December 2021, the Patriarchs and local Heads of Churches of Jerusalem issued a “Statement on the Current Threat to the Christian Presence in the Holy Land.” They expressed their concern about attacks in recent years by radical groups on Christian leaders, churches and other holy sites, as well as the ongoing intimidation of local Christians. They called on the U.S. government to help protect the presence of Palestinian Christians in Jerusalem and encourage dialogue between the church leaders and the Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian authorities on these issues.
It is estimated that the Christian population of Jerusalem is between 8,000 and 10,000. With the challenges facing the Palestinian community – both Christian and Muslim – and the specific challenges the Christians face, it is anticipated that the Christian presence in the Holy Land will face a rapid decline in the future.
Take action: Ask your Members of Congress to support Palestinian Christians today.