Munib Younan is the Evangelical Lutheran Church Bishop of Palestine and Jordan. Born in Jerusalem, he has an MA in Theology from Helsinki University. He is President of the Board of Managers of the International Christian Committee (ICC) in Jerusalem. The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... The term Palestine may refer to: Palestine: A geographical region in the Middle East, centered on Jerusalem. ... Jerusalem (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushalayim; Arabic: القدس al-Quds; see also names of Jerusalem) is an ancient Middle Eastern city of key importance to the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. ... University of Helsinki is not to be confused with Helsinki University of Technology. ...
The Rev. Munib A. Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan (and Palestine) (ELCJ), was born in Jerusalem in 1950, the child of refugees from Beersheba.
Younan attended Luther Opisto College in Järvenpää, Finland, from 1969 to 1972.
He is a recipient of the 2001 Finnish Peace Prize from the Finnish Christian Peace Movement, and of the Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association, Washington, D.C. Younan holds an honorary doctor of divinity from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, an ELCA higher education institution.
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