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Christmas letters from Jerusalem

'Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened'

The Lutheran asked four Lutherans from the Jerusalem area to write letters describing the challenges of life and mission amid the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East. asked four Lutherans from the Jerusalem area to write letters describing the challenges of life and mission amid the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East.

The writers are: Munib Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Palestine and Jordan; Samir Said, a Palestinian who runs a falafil restaurant in the Christian quarter of the Old City and is a member of the Arabic-speaking congregation of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem; and Michael and Susan Thomas, ELCA missionaries who serve as pastors of Redeemer's English-speaking congregation.


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