Greetings cards campaign - Christmas 2017

By Steve Atherton, Justice & Peace fieldworker

Christmas: A time for giving? Well, here is a small act that will make a big difference.

We can easily take Christmas cards for granted but there are other people in other parts of the world who would love to know that someone cares enough to remember them at this time of year.

If you would like to bring hope to the hearts of those who feel abandoned or forgotten by sending a card, then explore the following web links and get writing!

If you are interested in sending Christmas cards to the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and wish to know the correct procedure as well as parish addresses in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority and Israel, this is your link: Holy Land card list – parishes – Christmas 2017.

Morever, there is the possibility of writing directly to Catholic schools in both Israel and Palestine which also come under the aegis of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem: Holy Land card list – schools – Christmas 2017.

However, before you rush off to the post office, and to avoid possible disappointment, please read our special list of suggestions for sending Christmas cards to the Holy Land.

It would also be a nice extra detail for your intended recipient if you were able to convey your Christmas and New Year greetings in Arabic.

Another option is to support the latest initiative by ACAT (Action by Christians Against Torture) to reach out to individuals, and notably Christians, whose rights have been infringed as well as the organisations that stand firm in upholding their causes: Action by Christians Against Torture – Christmas 2017.