Easter 2014: Access to Worship Report

Jerusalem is a spiritual city for the three monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is also the center of Palestinian identity and source of its cultural, historical, economic and social life. Despite international calls for Jerusalem to be a shared city among all of these religions, Palestinian Christians still face restrictions and limitations on access, which inhibit them from celebrating Easter in the Holy City.

This year, EAPPI and the Jerusalem Inter-Church Centre (JIC) issued a combined report attesting to the restrictions and limitations, yet pointing to a persistent hope in peace and perseverance in celebrating in the face of limitations.

Read it here, share it online or download it and print it for your friends.

2 thoughts on “Easter 2014: Access to Worship Report

  1. Well done on providing such a thorough account on the restrictions of Easter worship in Jerusalem and Palestine for Christians. I’ve forwarded it to my 50 fellow pilgrims for their information and so the word can be passed on.

  2. Haven’t heard of such reports being produced during the Jordanian occupation of Judea and Samaria, when one had to prove he or she is not a Jew to be allowed into Jerusalem. How about a historical comparison of freedom of access to the Holy Sites during Jordanian and Israeli rule? Or a word or two about the lives of Christians in Gaza today?

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