Christian leaders and activists from the U.S., Canada, and European nations will gather in Jerusalem April 14-18 for the 5th International Sabeel Conference, "Challenging Christian Zionism: Theology, Politics, and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict."
Sabeel is an international ecumenical effort of the Palestinian Christians which works with Christians of western nations to advocate for an end to Israel's 55-year military occupation.
Special For Come and See, February 12, 2004
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The pastor of the famous Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem has warned that his sanctuary has become a potentially lethal danger zone, following last week?s earthquake in the Holy Land.
ROSS DUNN IN BETHLEHEM, Sctosman, Feb 16, 2004
December 18, 20033511 readsDean of Students of Bethlehem Bible College and pastor of East Jersualem Baptist Church writes to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the eve of Christmas asking him to remove the closoure of Bethlehem.
"As Christmas approaches, Mr. Prime Minister, and the eyes and hearts of hundreds of millions of Christians from around the globe turn to the cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem for inspiration, let them see that those who have the power to rule the people today, are kinder, gentler and fairer than those who ruled when Christ, the Prince of Peace was born."
Special For Come and See, Dec 17, 2003
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September 25, 20033487 readsEdward Said, a polymath scholar and literary critic at Columbia University who was the most prominent advocate in the United States of the cause of Palestinian independence, died in New York City today. He was 67. The cause of death was leukemia, which Mr. Said had been battling for several years.
Though a defender of Islamic civilization, Mr. Said was an Episcopalian married to a Quaker
New York Times, Sep 24, 2003
August 30, 20033582 readsThe only Bible bookshop in Nablus was commandeered by the Israeli army last Friday night as a control operation base.
?Pray for the soldiers who spent two days in our center, that God may touch their hearts with what they read or saw,? the Bible Society?s East Jerusalem office requested in an appeal.
by Barbara G. Baker, Compass Direct, Aug 25, 2003
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May 26, 20033829 readsA Christian Palestinian businessman :"If we don't protect these 'living stones', there will be a time when people come here and all they see are the dead stones of the biblical ruins. We need American support to keep believers here..."
World Magazine, May 25, 2003
April 05, 20033759 readsPeace in the Middle East is not an impossible dream to the Rev. Alex Awad. As a Palestinian Christian, Awad knows firsthand that not all Muslims hate Christians and not all Arabs hate Jews.
"Arabs and Jews are not eternal enemies," he said. "One day, the Palestinians and the Jews will live in the Middle East without fighting."
By Darice Williams, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, PA - 3 Apr 2003