The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Middle East Peace (Palestine/Israel)

The Holy Land in Palestine and Israel is sacred ground for the three main faith traditions of the world: Christian, Islam and Judaism. Finding ways to share these holy places and efforts to build peace in the Middle East are an important part of how we live out our faith. For the Episcopal Church in Connecticut this is done in particular through the support of and partnership with The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Anne K. Lynn is the executive director of this organization, which is based on Connecticut.

"The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) is dedicated to building peace from the ground up by financially supporting education and healthcare available to all in the Holy Land and raising awareness in the United States. AFEDJ was founded in 1988 as an independent, nonpolitical 501(c)(3) organization. As a partner to the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, AFEDJ is devoted to respect, human dignity, and the inherent value of each person."

This particular partnership is overseen through the Office of the Bishop Suffragan. Please contact that office to learn more.

Additional Resources

These sites/organizations have Episcopal associations or history and also seek to promote peace in the Middle East:

American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem


Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

Kids 4 Peace

Jerusalem Peacebuilders

Palestine/Israel Network of Episcopal Peace Fellowship

Pilgrimages to the Holy Land

St. George's College, Jerusalem

Churches for Middle East Peace