The Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call 2023 - Week 1
Week 1: The Diocese of Jerusalem
The Arab Episcopal Medical Centre, Ramallah, Palestine
The Diocese of Southwark has long links with the Diocese of Jerusalem and St George’s College, Jerusalem. On 20 January 2021 a formal partnership link, the Southwark - Jerusalem Covenant, was signed between the Diocese of Southwark and the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East.
For so many in the Diocese of Jerusalem life is very hard and very complicated. Travel is restricted for many Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank and sometimes people cannot even travel in order to go to work. There is often not enough food and education and medical care can be difficult to access. Good mental health and well-being is very difficult to sustain in the Occupied Territories and elsewhere.
Travel restrictions are a daily reality for Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank and for thousands of families across the region, the charitable hospitals and community clinics of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem are the only healthcare options close to their homes. Serving some of the most vulnerable people in the world, these institutions welcome all patients regardless of their religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
To find out more please dowload the PDF about The Arab Episcopal Medical Centre,