Al Muntada // Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Al-Muntada Newsletter

“Engagement is the very essence of MECC’s mandate. We are called by member churches to be a bridge builder among Christians in the East, between Christians and people of other faiths, and among Christians around the world. Through these endeavours we seek to strengthen Christian presence and witness in the Middle East.”

— Rev. Dr. Habib Badr, Presiding Pastor, National Evangelical Church of Beirut

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Final Statement: January 2017 Executive Committee Meeting (English)

The Executive Committee of the MECC held its first meeting, hosted by the National Evangelical Church of Beirut, presided by the Presidents who represent the four ecclesial families that constitute the Council.

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Final Statement: January 2017 Executive Committee Meeting (Arabic)

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Fall 2016 Al-Muntada Newsletter

“The MECC makes the churches feel, that in spite of their doctrinal differences, they belong to the one body of Christ, and as such, they are called to engage themselves in promoting the Gospel values through common witness. The MECC challenges the churches to serve together to people in need, even beyond the boundaries of the churches. Being Good Samaritan is the vocation of this fellowship.”

— His Holiness, Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia

Final Summary: 2016 General Assembly

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His mercy endures forever” (Psalm 136:1)

The 11th General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches convened under this title for the first time in Amman – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, with the participation of the four church families that constitute the Council: The Oriental Orthodox Family, the Orthodox Family, the Catholic Family, and the Evangelical Family.

2015 MECC Annual Report

In its 2015 Annual Report, the MECC invites you to become better acquainted with its vision, mission and work. The Annual Report includes: the achievements of MECC during 2015; its Strategic Plan which will be pursued during the next three years (2016-2018); MECC Organization & Structure; MECC Executive Committee & Presidents; the work of MECC’s Departments and Service Programs (ERS, DSJ, INCDR) including the Regional Office in Jordan; a Financial Overview (Summary of Budget); and MECC Partners and Member Churches.

Syria: Man's Very First Homeland

A Story of Unknown Journey

Fr. Jalakh at Damascus: Prism of Hope

We are Present (MECC Jordan)

MECC Ecumenical Relief Services