WASHINGTON, DC – The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) is pleased to announce the creation of the “Know Thy Heritage” Youth Achievement Award! HCEF’s Know They Heritage (KTH) Leadership Program to “Explore and Live” Palestine preserves Arab Palestinian heritage and highlights the important location of Palestine as part of the Holy Land by connecting youth of Palestinian ancestry, who live in the Diaspora and elsewhere, with their roots in Palestine. This year marks the 5th year of KTH which has thankfully proved very successful. Inspired by the momentum KTH has been gathering, the KTH leaders of this year and past alumni have created the KTH Youth Achievement Award.
On Tuesday 25 August, 500 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers were released from the Israeli detention center in Holot, in the Negev desert, where they had been forcibly held in violation of their fundamental rights.
There are Christian churches throughout the Middle East that trace their roots back to the time of the apostles that could cease to exist if Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other radical