Living Stones of the Holy Land Trust

The Living Stones of the Holy land is an ecumenical charity with the primary aim of advancing education about Christianity in the Holy Land and countries around, by:

  • raising awareness in Britain and elsewhere, educating and informing the public concerning Christians in the Holy Land, through our website, lectures, newsletter and a yearbook of academic theological articles;
  • promoting contacts between Christians (and others) in Britain and in the Holy Land, e.g. through pilgrimages promoting encounter, reflection and witness;
  • cooperating with other charities and groups with similar aims, by sharing activities and information.

Our spiritual patrons include:

In the Middle East: Archbishop Suheil Dawani, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem; Patriarch Gregorios III, Melkite Patriarch (Emeritus) of Antioch; Nora Carmi, Co-ordinator for Kairos Palestine; Bishop Theodosius of Sebastia, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem; Patriarch Fuad Tual, Latin Patriarch (Emeritus) in Jerusalem; Bishop Munib Younan, Lutheran Bishop (Emeritus) in Jerusalem ; Jean Zaru, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) co-founder of Sabeel

Elsewhere: Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster; Revd Baroness Richardson of Calow, Methodist Church in Britain; Archbishop John Sentamu, Anglican Archbishop of York; Bishop Desmond Tutu, former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town.

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Peacemaker 2020 Challenge: Please Stand With Us

I am pleased to share with you our latest news from Peacemakers. As we look to the year ahead, we praise God that through friends and supporters, 80% of the 2020 budget is already pledged or funded.

However, we need to raise a further £6,000 ($7,500) to respond to the requests already received or anticipated in the year ahead. Thee include projects in Palestine, Rwanda, Syria, Tanzania, USA and with asylum seekers and refugees in the UK.

Please stand with us and make a one-off gift or regular monthly donation before Christmas. If you wish to give regularly, you may download a standing order form and return to your bank. You may also donate by making a cash or cheque deposit or transfer directly into our Peacemaker Trust Metro Bank account using our bank account number 19949718 and sort code 23-05-80.

Read the Peacemaker 2020 Challenge here

2020 Olive Tree Calendar

The Calendar includes stories and reflections of farmers, sponsors, campaign’ partners, picking and planting programs’ participants; Updates on the Israeli occupation measures against Palestinian land, farmers and olive trees; Palestinian and international memorials and feasts, as well as the JAI’ upcoming events and programs.

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Richard Bewes – with a Bible in his pocket and Jesus in his heart

We thank God for Richard, for his biblical teaching, his inspirational books and his pastoral heart. We were honoured to have Richard and Pam as members of Christ Church, Virginia Water since 2013. It was a privilege to have Richard join our preaching team and mentor several of our staff team. Richard also helped launch Peacemaker Trust in May 2017. He was a valued and respected member of our international Board of Reference.

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Compassion UK: Betty Sander’s visit to Columbia

When I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip with Compassion UK to Colombia in Feb 2019, I jumped at the chance.  This was the 1stvisit to Colombia by Compassion UK and we were joined by Compassion Netherlands (again a 1stfor Compassion UK to travel with another country).

I have been sponsoring her for 10 years.  I told Melanys that I didn’t choose her, because I didn’t know which child to choose.  Esther Wood had profiles from Compassion Sunday, and I knew I wanted a girl and preferably from South America.  Esther prayed over the profiles and chose Melanys for me.

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