JERUSALEM INTERNATIONAL YMCA
The seeds for the Jerusalem International YMCA were sown in the 1920s as the brainchild of Dr. Archibald Harte. Harte worked tirelessly for his vision of an international YMCA branch in Jerusalem that would serve as a bridge between faiths and cultures in the increasingly divided city. The YMCA had been present in Jerusalem old city since 1878, then, less than a decade after Harte’s dream was born, the ‘new’ international YMCA building was dedicated in 1933 by Lord Edmund Allenby. Harte’s vision was captured in three inscriptions revealed at the dedication: “The Lord our God the Lord is One” in Hebrew, “I am the Way” in Aramaic and “There is no God but God” in Arabic. Indeed, the YMCA celebrates what unites us rather than what divides us.
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