The worldwide launch of a document addressing Christian attitudes to the Holy Land took place in Dublin today, Thursday 1 November 2012. Entitled Land of Promise? An Anglican exploration of Christian attitudes to the Holy Land, with special reference to Christian Zionism, the document was launched by the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, the Archbishop of Dublin and chairperson of the Anglican Communion’s Network for Interfaith Concerns (NIFCON) in the Church of Ireland College of Education in Rathmines. This is the first time such a document has been launched in Ireland and it will be presented to the Anglican Consultative Council, currently meeting in New Zealand, tomorrow.
The document was written to enable Anglicans across the world to engage more deeply with and become more informed about the issues surrounding the situation in the Holy Land. Following a resolution which was debated by the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) in Jamaica in 2009, it was agreed that a resource providing an overview of Christian attitudes to the Holy Land, and specifically an understanding of Christian Zionism, should be produced. As a result the management group of NIFCON was asked to prepare the document for the current meeting of the ACC.
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