Justice & Peace


The Equestrian Order encourages the education of members through the dissemination of accurate and timely information about the challenges affecting and needs of the Christian community in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan and Cyprus.

Especially with present conditions being what they are in the Holy Land, justice and peace issues are of vital concern to the Order. Maintaining the rights of Christians in the Holy Land is an issue that ultimately affects all Christians, for it calls into question the right of all of us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, Our Savior.

Among the activities taking place at the Lieutenancy and diocesan level are:

  • Creating opportunities for the co-promotion of inter-religious dialogue and understanding.
  • Placing articles on justice and peace issues, particularly with respect to the Holy Land, in diocesan newspapers and church bulletins;
  • Attempting to get articles, editorials or letters to the editor published in local newspapers;
  • Contributing to the Lieutenancy newsletter column or page on justice and peace;
  • Promoting small group rosaries on a monthly basis for the intentions of peace in the Holy Land and our Christian brothers and sisters;
  • Encouraging members to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land;
  • Praying the Memorare each day for the intention of Peace in the Holy Land and for the intentions of our Holy Father.

Justice and Peace is in many ways what being a Knight or Lady is all about. We hope every member will be actively involved in this effort.




Society of St. Yves March Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our March Newsletter!

The Society of St. Yves was founded in 1991 and is working under the patronage of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem to help “the poor and the oppressed” according to the social doctrine of the Catholic Church. St. Yves provides gratis legal assistance, counsel and advocacy to all members of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender or religion. Through national and international lobby and advocacy we are able to bring the light of the poor and marginalised to the attention of communities around the world in an effort to bring pressure for change.

This month, read about the most important updates on St. Yves legal work and its latest advocacy activities, as well as a general update on the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.


The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights

Link to the Society of St. Yves March 2017 Newsletter


Justice & Peace Newsletter

Dear Knights & Ladies of the Western Lieutenancy,

Here is the first EOHSJ J&P Newsletter of 2017 for the Western Lieutenancy. This and future newsletters will include links to current news articles and videos with information related to the Holy Land and to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. The Justice & Peace teams of our Lieutenancy are now working to regularly collect informative current events articles and reports on topics related to the Holy Land and to the mission of our Order.

If anyone has articles to contribute or recommend for future newsletters please email them to us at eohsj.westernusa.jp@gmail.com.

Thank you & God Bless,

J&P Advisory Team

December 2016 – January 2017 

Current News
12/1/2016 Persecution and Economic Hardship Normal Part of Life for Holy Land Catholics
12/15/2016 Archbishop Pizzaballa: “the martyrdom of the Copts in Egypt will strengthen the Christian testimony in the Coptic Church”
12/22/2016 Who are the Christians in Israel today?
12/23/2016 Is There Hope for Middle-East Christians in 2017?
1/9/2017 Scores of Muslims Turning to Christ in Middle East
1/22/2017 Report: Over 200 Million Christians Face Persecution Worldwide
1/20/2017 Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem launches new program to support Iraqi Refugees in Jordan
12/29/2016 Israeli Settlements Controversy Explained – and Why it Matters
12/29/2016 7 Things To Know About Israeli Settlements
12/31/2016 Palestinians Eye Israeli Settlements With Unease, Hoping For Foreign Support
1/14/17 Pope meets Palestinian leader; Vatican calls Jerusalem holy
1/17/2017 Following meeting with Pope Francis, Palestinian president Abbas inaugurates Palestinian embassy
1/19/2017 Msgr Da Cunha: “The Recognition Of The State Of Palestine Was Not In Defiance Of Israel…”
1/22/2017 Trump signals US embassy WILL move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem…
12/26/16 Christ’s Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries
1/9/2017 Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem restoration halfway done
The Crusades and the Political Misuse of History
Watch this excellent video explaining the true history of the Crusades and the distorted and historically incorrect portrayal of the Crusades in 20th & 21st Century history books and current media.




Sir Laurin Dodd, KCHS

Lady Sophia Rose Dodd, LCHS

Lady Nancy Iredale, LGCHS

The purpose of the Justice & Peace Committee is to implement successful programs and projects within each Area of the Lieutenancy. These projects will promote an awareness and education about the plight of the Christians in the Holy Land to the local membership of the Order. They will provide material or financial aid and support while promoting prayer for our Brothers and Sisters in the Holy Land.


Witness the love of Christ with us and learn more about individual ministries and projects in the Holy Land currently supported by the Lieutenancy.