Justice And Peace

Maintaining the rights and flourishing of Christians in the Holy Land.

Justice & Peace

The Equestrian Order encourages the education of members through the dissemination of accurate and timely information about the challenges affecting and needs of the Christian community in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan and Cyprus. Especially with present conditions being what they are in the Holy Land, justice and peace issues are of vital concern to the Order. Maintaining the rights of Christians in the Holy Land is an issue that ultimately affects all Christians, for it calls into question the right of all of us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, Our Savior.

Justice & Peace Committee

The purpose of the Justice & Peace Committee is to implement successful programs and projects within each Area of the Lieutenancy. These projects will promote an awareness and education about the plight of the Christians in the Holy Land to the local membership of the Order. They will provide material or financial aid and support while promoting prayer for our Brothers and Sisters in the Holy Land.

Sir Laurin Dodd, KGCHS
Dame Sophia
Rose Dodd, DGCHS
Sir Pieter Scholte, KGCHS
Dame Miriam Scholte, DGCHS

Among the activities taking place at the Lieutenancy and diocesan level are:

  • Creating opportunities for the co-promotion of inter-religious dialogue and understanding.
  • Placing articles on justice and peace issues, particularly with respect to the Holy Land, in diocesan newspapers and church bulletins;
  • Attempting to get articles, editorials or letters to the editor published in local newspapers;
  • Contributing to the Lieutenancy newsletter column or page on justice and peace;
  • Promoting small group rosaries on a monthly basis for the intentions of peace in the Holy Land and our Christian brothers and sisters;
  • Encouraging members to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land;
  • Praying the Memorare each day for the intention of Peace in the Holy Land and for the intentions of our Holy Father.

Justice and Peace is in many ways what being a Knight or Dame is all about. We hope every member will be actively involved in this effort.

Holy Land Programs

The purpose of the Justice & Peace Committee is to implement successful programs and projects within each Area of the Lieutenancy. These projects will promote an awareness and education about the plight of the Christians in the Holy Land to the local membership of the Order. They will provide material or financial aid and support while promoting prayer for our Brothers and Sisters in the Holy Land.

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Justice & Peace News and Stories

The latest EOHSJ J&P News for the Western Lieutenancy. Articles include links to current event, videos and stories with information related to the Holy Land and to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. The Justice & Peace teams of our Lieutenancy are now working to regularly collect informative current events articles and reports on topics related to the Holy Land and to the mission of our Order.
If anyone has articles to contribute or recommend for future newsletters please email them to us.

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