Supporting the Princess Basma Center

Friday, July 31st, 2020

The Princess Basma Center

Last year, Bishop Gutiérrez saw holy opportunity in a partnership between the Diocese of Pennsylvania and the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, and that partnership continues to grow even in the midst of the pandemic.  

At the invitation of the Archbishop of Jerusalem, the Bishop is now the vice chair of a steering committee organized to raise much-needed funds for the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center, which is the church's ministry in Jerusalem for children with disabilities.  There on the Mount of Olives, not far from where Jesus healed the disabled man by the Pools of Bethesda, the Center's therapists and teachers continue Jesus' holy work for children throughout Jerusalem and the West Bank.  

This video shows how the Center is adapting to the pandemic and continuing its commitment to serve children like Ahmad.  To learn more about how you or your parish can support the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center, contact the Rev. Canon Matthew Dayton-Welch at rector@stalbansnewtownsquare.org.