Chacour is a Palestinian Christian who became a Catholic priest. He founded Mar Elias Educational Institution in Galilee for students of all faiths. It now has more than 4,500 students. This fall, after several years of work, Chacour opened Mar Elias University, the first Arab-Christian-Israeli higher education institution, he said. The University of Indianapolis is involved in that effort.
By Marshall V. King, E-Truth, November 2, 2003
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The Alumni Association of Eastern Mennonite University has honored graduates for their work in reflecting the school?s vision, mission and values. D. Michael and Virginia A. (Ginny) Hostetler of Nazareth were named joint recipients of EMU?s 2003 ?alumnus of the year? award presented during the Sunday, Oct. 12, worship service of homecoming and parents weekend.
Special For Come and See, Oct 13, 2003
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June 20, 20033666 readsGary Burge is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College & Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois, an institution often referred to as the "Evangelical Harvard."
In his just released book, "Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told about Israel and the Palestinians," he charges that Israel disregards its own theological heritage when it violates the human rights of Palestinians?both Christians and Muslims.
Religion News, May 19, 2003
May 02, 20033260 readsThe settlers in the occuiped territories prepare for the coming struggle as the "Road Map for Peace" was published. The Racist Minister Benny Elon who comes from a party that supports "transferring" all Palestinains to Jordan speaks about the help he will get from Evangalicals who support Israel. "These are people who are wild about Israel. Compared to them, I am considered a dove."
Daniel Ben Simon, Haaretz, May 2, 2003
March 25, 20033261 readsBeleaguered Arab Christians are finding their position among majority Muslim populations more precarious than usual as the US and UK pursue military action in Iraq.
BCC Reporter Martin Asser reports from Madaba, Jordan:
'When Bush talks about a "crusade" against terrorism in the Middle East, this is a big problem for us. The Americans should think what they say and what they do; they must remember that there are Christians here, and what they do affects us'.
By Martin Asser, March 24, 2003, BBC News Online, Madaba, Jordan
March 12, 20033356 readsSaddam Hussein's Middle East region is home not only to 150 million Muslims but to a minority remnant of 10 million to 12 million Christians
Their heritage extends to the biblical beginnings depicted in the Book of Acts. The new faith quickly spread to Syria, where "the disciples were for the first time called Christians" (Acts 11:26), across present-day Turkey and into Europe and points eastward.
But in modern times, Christians' status in the region has long been precarious. The Iraq situation makes matters worse.
By Richard N. Ostling, AP Religion Writer March 08, 2003