More than 90 supporters and donors gathered at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC on December 6 to reconnect with fellow Holy Land pilgrims and learn about the impact of cuts in U.S. aid affecting Diocese of Jerusalem humanitarian institutions, particularly Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza and Princess Basma Center for Disabled Children.

After a reflection on the importance of pilgrimage from Washington National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith, AFEDJ Executive Director John Lent shared news of the current conditions in the region and the critical need to support the ministries that belongs to all of us.

During the AFEDJ board's visit in October, trustees spoke with leaders of those institutions. In the short video below, listen to their powerful accounting of what will happen if the funding is not reinstated.