May 24, 20113523 readsKaren Jones writes about Yohanna Katanacho for Bible Study Magazine published by Logos Bible Software. She writers about his spiritual pilgrimage as a Palestinian born on the eve of the 1967 war, learning how to love his enemies and hoping to find a framework for interreligious dialogue as well as presenting the Christian faith to Jews and Muslims in a non-threatening way.
Karen Jones, Special For Come and See
December 24, 20104282 readsAfter serving as a pastor in few Baptist churches in Britain for the last 35 years, Rev. Philip Hill moved with his wife Angela to Nazareth, Israel. Recently he became the pastor of the Local Baptist Church in Nazareth.
Rev. Hill writes about his experience celebrating Christmas in Israel.
Special for Come and See, December 24, 2010
November 16, 20104104 reads
End times theology that equates the modern state of Israel with the Israel of biblical prophecy has caused some evangelical Christians to let eschatology trump ethics when it comes to the Middle East, a Palestinian-American Christian told a general session at the Global Faith Forum at NorthWood Church in Keller.
Henry Mikhail, a Jerusalem-born Arab who now serves on a peace and justice work group of the Reformed Church of America’s General Synod Council, rejected the notion that support for the Palestinian people makes a person anti-Israel.
By Ken Camp, Managing Editor, The Baptist Standard, November 15, 2010
March 18, 20106988 reads
Martin Clay writes his personal experience attending "Christ at the Checkpoint" conference of bringing together Palestinian and international Evangelical Christians concerning the theology of the land.
"The conference, open to local residents as well as nationals and internationals, as well as focusing on the shadow cast over the West Bank and all Palestinians by the damaging ethnic implications of the beliefs of Christian Zionism, was a forum for worship in English and Arabic, for investigating issues such as the principles of non-violence (non-violence we learned is not the same as peace but a technique for activism), and the position of Palestinian Christians within Israel, and for visits to the Checkpoint to give delegates an insight into what local people faced at 6 am in the morning".
Martin Clay, Special For Come and See, March 17, 2010
February 05, 20105398 readsAcross the Middle East, where Christianity was born and its followers once made up a sizable portion of the population, Christians are now tiny minorities. Driven by different factors – the search for better opportunities abroad, their status as targets of Iraq's sectarian conflict, a low birth rate, and discrimination – the trend largely holds true across a region where Christians have maintained a presence for two millenniums.
The Christian Science Monitor, Feb 5, 2010
January 15, 20104111 reads
For almost 150 years "Nazareth Trust" have been 'healing in the name of Jesus' in Nazareth. What started by Dr. Vertan as a humble clinic with 4 beds has grown to become Nazareth's General Hospital sitting high on 25 acres of Nazarene hillside they have owned since 1906
Listen to this Audio from the BBC, from Nazareth, recorded before Christmas 2009
BBC World Radio, December 10, 2009
December 18, 20094385 reads
September 30, 20093655 readsDan Wooding, 68, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS).
In this story, he writes about the his peaceful return to the Bethlehem Bible College to meet with its founder, Dr. Bishara Awad.
By Dan Wooding, ASSIST Ministries, Sep 28, 2009
June 08, 20093550 reads
"It is undeniable that the Palestinian people- Muslim and Christians- have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than sixty years they have endured the pain of dislocation, Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza and neighboring lands of a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations- large and small that come with occupation. So let there be no doubt: the situation of the Palestinian people is intolerable."
The above words were spoken by the President of the United States Barack Obama in Cairo to millions of people around the world. Never before had a US president even admitted the existence of Palestinian Christians let alone speak of the suffering of Palestinian Christians.
Daoud Kuttab, The Huffington Post, Jun 8, 2009