Church of Ireland Notes from “The Irish Times”

Saturday 29 November 2014

Appeal for Gaza
‘Let’s prepare a place at our table this Christmas’ – that’s the plea from the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough which is running an emergency appeal for Gaza this Advent. The appeal was launched last Tuesday by the Archbishop of Dublin and the dioceses aims to raise €150,000 for the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City.

The non–political appeal is being run as part of a longer term link which is being nurtured between Dublin and Glendalough and the Diocese of Jerusalem. The funds raised will be used for two specific projects in Al Ahli Hospital: to improve facilities for on–call staff and to install solar panels to ensure a more secure electricity supply for the hospital. The appeal is being coordinated by the Dublin and Glendalough Council for Mission in partnership with Bishops’ Appeal, the United Society and Friends of Sabeel. The longer term link between the Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough and the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East aims to offer friendship and solidarity in a region where the number of Christians is dwindling.

Al Ahli Hospital was built in 1882 by CMS and is owned and controlled by the …read more

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