Inter-religious Friendship

Dear Friends,
Our neighbors in the Dulles have quite a story to share of 15 years of friendship. With thanksgiving for their witness to the gifts and grace of our shared faith the one God who is our creator, please take time to read these words of Rabbi Holzman from the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation in Reston to Imam Mohamed Magid of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society regarding their worship in a shared space. This article is reprinted in The Presbyterian Outlook which is linked here. You can subscribe to The Outlook to keep up with Presbyterian mission and ministry around the world. Peace be with you.


From Bethlehem–Doug Dicks

Dear Friends,
This week we hear from our mission co-worker in Bethlehem, Doug Dicks. PC(USA) mission co-worker shares an update from the Holy Land  in the Presbyterian Outlook. Doug is a fellow Virginian who has served the peacemaking efforts of Israeli and Palestinian peoples for many years. While his letter dates from October 18, I hope you will be reminded that your church, both St. Andrew and the PC (USA) are engaged in sharing the love of God in Christ around the world, and particularly this week, in the place where our faith story began. 

Pray for Peace

“Our prayer list is long,” Doug Dicks said, heaving a big sigh after I asked him how we could help and how we could pray…On Tuesday, Oct. 10, he was scheduled to go to Gaza to connect two Church of Scotland pastors with partner organizations such as the Middle East Council of Churches — a group that helps young people in Gaza seek better employment through vocational training programs. That visit was canceled …”
This article appears in Presbyterian Outlook (and you can read it there by clicking the link) or in .pdf form from the read more link above.
PC(USA) mission co-worker shares an update from the Holy Land. Teri McDowell Ott speaks to Doug Dicks, the PC(USA) regional liaison to Israel, Palestine and Jordan. BY