As a result of conflict, the site of the Baptism of Christ, known as Qaser al-Yahud, is heavily mined. It is home to ancient churches and monasteries, which haven’t been safe to visit for nearly fifty years.
The HALO Trust is confirming approval from the Israelis, Palestinians and religious denominations to remove the landmines so that people can explore the area in safety.
Clearing minefields at the Baptism Site not only removes a deadly legacy of conflict; it helps build bridges between fractured communities. Once we have cleared the land, the churches can be refurbished and the land and churches along the western bank of the Jordan River can be visited once more in safety.
We need people of all faiths to join with us and raise funds to make this very special site safe for all humanity.
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