Friends of the Holy Land – Press Release dated 26 June 2023.

The Association Pro Terra Sancta and Friends of the Holy Land Association have recently signed an agreement to install water tanks or solar panels in the houses of families in need in the Bethlehem area. This agreement is part of our year-long cooperation between the two organizations in the social and aid fields. This specific project, named the “Water Emergency & House Rehabilitation Project,” aims to improve living conditions, promote sustainability, and provide clean water to people in the Bethlehem area. We aim to help a minimum of 40 households in phase 1 through this project.

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About Friends of the Holy Land:

Friends of the Holy Land patrons include the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham Bernard Longley and Dr Rowan Williams.

FHL is a small ecumenical Christian Charity (registered charity in England and Wales 1202568) working from an office in Kenilworth, but with groups and supporters across England and Scotland. FHL have been operating for over ten years having been founded in 2009 inspired by a Pilgrimage in 2007, a number of returning Pilgrims felt called to do something to improve the lives of Christians living in the Land that is at the root of their faith.

FHL operates an office in Bethlehem to support vulnerable Christians. In addition to meeting their direct emergency needs, when families fall into financial difficulty, FHL’s team in Bethlehem also works with other partner agencies to support vulnerable Christians with medical costs and school fees.  Both of which can be very expensive often accounting for as much as a quarter of a normal household’s yearly income.

Friends of the Holy Land have two major projects in Bethlehem, School of Joy providing education and therapy to disabled children and St Martha’s House which is a day centre for elderly women, mainly widows or those whose family have emigrated.  FHL also provide long term support to St Luke’s Hospital in Nablus, by supporting a medical exemption fund for the local Christian population.

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