• June 16, 2011
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    The Secretariat General of the Ecumenical Committee for Christian Education in Palestine decided to apply the Kairos – Palestine document in both the 9th and 10th grades, during its meeting held at the Dar El Kalimah School in Bethlehem.

    From abouna.org
    Kairos document to be taught in Christian Schools in Palestine
  • April 28, 2011
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    Bethlehem Bible College invites you to the upcoming international Christ at the Checkpoint conference which will be held from March 5-9, 2012 at the Convention Palace in Bethlehem, Palestine.

    The overarching theme of the conference will be “Hope in the Midst of Conflict”. This conference will build on the success of the first Christ at the Checkpoint conference which was held in March 2010.
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  • January 13, 2011
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    Salam Fayyad, the prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority is underlining the "vital" need for a Christian presence in that region.

    The prime minister reported that for the first time in years, more Palestinians -- including Christians -- are returning to that region than leaving.

    Zenit, Jan 11, 2011
    Prime Minister: Christian Presence Is Vital
  • July 25, 2010
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    Bishop Munib A. Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) has been elected President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) by the Eleventh Assembly here, a gathering of 418 delegates and others from the LWF member churches.

    The Lutheran World Federation Web site, July 24, 2010
    Palestinian Bishop Elected President of the Lutheran World Federation
  • December 22, 2009
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    Home of New Life is a children’s home in which love prevails and safety is provided to give needy Palestinian children and orphaned Palestinian children a decent life. The Home of New Life aims to provide services in all areas: spiritual, educational, social, and physical care.

    The Home of New life, founded on 1/1/1996, was the dream of Dr. Munir Kakish.

    The idea of the founding of the Home developed when Dr. Kakish finished his studies in the United States of America's, and felt led to return to Ramallah and serve the children there. He did not forget his childhood as he lived in a children’s home as a child. He has served this children’s home for 14 years.

    Linga, Dec 5, 2009

    Home of New Life Puts Light in the Hearts of Children
  • October 12, 2009
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    Pope Benedict XVI met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a private audience Oct. 8 at the Vatican.

    During the meeting in the papal library, the two men discussed the problems in the Middle East and the need to find "a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which the rights of all are recognized and respected," said a statement from the Vatican press office.

    by Sarah Delaney, Catholic News Service, October 8, 2009
  • September 30, 2009
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    The Patriarch of Jerusalem tells Ed West that the only thing that will keep the faithful in the Holy Land is a lasting peace.

    'Thank you for this interview, I hope you can help us through your good influence on the news," says the man opposite me, His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

    The Catholic Herald, September 25 2009

    ‘Soon there will be no Christians left’
  • September 19, 2009
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    Nashat Filmon said in a visit to Bible Society in the UK that Israel and Palestine were both to blame for the recent war in Gaza.

    “War is a crime. Both parties are equally responsible for the recent war and the destruction that has taken place,” he said.

    After few talk-backs challenged the "equally responsible" in the original news item, Nashat Filimon writes a talk-back for "Come and See" to clarify: "There is no question about who is the oppressed and who is the oppressor, we all know that. The challenge here is taking responsibility of the provocative actions knowing that it will harm us and the whole nation"

    Christian Today, Sep 17, 2009

    Christians ‘Vital’ for Middle East Peace
  • September 19, 2009
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    One of the most senior Catholic churchman in the Middle East has predicted that Jerusalem's already diminished Christian population will shrink within seven years unless urgent steps are taken to reverse their exodus.

    Patriarch Fouad Twal, who was invited to Britain by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the charity that helps suffering Christians, said the population in the holiest city for Christians would fall from 10,000 today to little more than 5,000 in 2016.

    By Ed West, Catholic Herlad (UK), Sep 18, 2009
  • July 17, 2009
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    For thirty years Bethlehem Bible College (BBC), an Evangelical interdenominational Bible college in the West Bank, has been a living testimony that God is alive among Palestinians and a witness to the blessings of God in the Middle East.

    Now the College will host an International Conference, which will be held March 13 - 17, 2010 in Bethlehem.

    The theme of the conference is "Christ at the Checkpoint: Theology in Service of Peace and Justice."

    By Michael Ireland, ASSIST News Service, July 10, 2009