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December 11, 2012

Advent/Christmas service from Bethlehem and Washingon

O Little Town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie;
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.

A Simultaneous Service from
Washington National Cathedral
and
The Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church
In Bethlehem, Palestine

Saturday, December 22, 2012
10:00 AM EST in Washington, DC
5:00 PM in Bethlehem
Join live on-line

Wherever you are in the world, you are invited to come to Bethlehem to worship Christ, the newborn King!   The service will be broadcast live at 10:00 AM EST at the National Cathedral's website, so that people everywhere can tune in ...

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December 12, 2011

Worship in Bethlehem - Saturday, December 17

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land:

This Saturday, December 17, 2011, you are invited to join with worshippers in Bethlehem, Washington, D.C., and around the world for the fifth annual joint simulcast Christmas service. 

Prayers, readings, and hymns alternate between Washington, D.C., and Palestine via the Internet, drawing together people of different lands, languages, and ethnic backgrounds in celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace. 



To widen the congregation, the service is also webcast live from the home page of the National Cathedral starting at 10 AM EST on Saturday, 17 ...

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July 6, 2011

North-South negotiations on Sudan

Below is a press statement from Victoria Nuland, Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson, Department of State, Washington, DC

 

The United States is encouraged by the July 4 meeting between Sudanese President Bashir and First Vice President Kiir at the Extraordinary Session of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development on Sudan in Addis Ababa. We welcome the commitment that Sudan’s leaders made to continue negotiations on outstanding issues following South Sudan’s independence on July 9. We urge the parties to set a firm deadline – no later than the end of July – for the resolution of these issues. Leaving key ...

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May 9, 2011

Hope for Darfur - Justice in Sudan Rally

Hope for Darfur - Justice in Sudan Rally Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 1:30 PM Washington, DC Register for the Rally Find other ways to support the effort The Hope For Darfur - Justice in Sudan Rally objective is to...

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January 7, 2011

Two days until January 9 referendum in Southern Sudan

Prayer is always in order for the people of Sudan as the referendum on self-determination for Southern Sudan takes place. Join our sisters and brothers in Sudan in prayer between noon and 1:00 p.m. EST or at whatever time is...

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December 14, 2009

Pray with the people of Bethlehem

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! 3rd Annual Bethlehem Prayer Service Saturday, December 19, 2009 9:30 AM Gathering, 10:00 AM Service (All times are Eastern Standard Time.) This will be a joint simulcast service with the people of Bethlehem and people...

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April 24, 2009

Can't Go to DC? Send Bread

Even if you are not able to join the Christian Peace Witness for Peace in Washington, D.C., you can be a part of our witness in front of the White House, share bread with our nation's hungry and support ministries...

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April 18, 2009

Christian Peace Witness for Iraq

Christian Peace Witness for Iraq invites Christians from across the country to gather in Washington, DC, on April 29-30 for a time of worship and nonviolent witness to mark the end of the first 100 days of the Obama Presidency....

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