The history of this Offering reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of WWI, the Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. Through the years many Episcopalians have found this it to be an effective way to support the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need.