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Panel Summaries

Palestinian Christians: Persecuted on All Sides

Zuhair Madanat, a First Theology Seminarian at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, moderated the first panel on "Palestinian Christians: Persecuted on All Sides."  With the burning of churches and holy places, such as the

Who are the Christians of the Middle East?

Dr. Sarsar, Chair of the HCEF Research and Publication Committee and Professor of Political Science at Monmouth University, then answered the question of, "Who are the Christians of the Middle East?" He spoke of the Christian presence

Christians of the Middle East in Crisis

Father Drew Christiansen, HCEF co-founder and Board of Directors, and Distinguished Professor of Ethics & Human Development, Georgetown University, moderated the second panel on "Christians of the Middle East in Crisis." Dr. Sayyid Syeed, National Director

Join the HCEF Movement: Serve The Holy Land, Serve Palestine

Sir Rabie led the round-table discussion on the HCEF movement. He highlighted major HCEF accomplishments and invited HCEF staff and volunteers to share their experiences.  In addition to celebrating the sainthood of two Palestinian women

Human Rights Violations in the Holy Land: Legal and Ethical Perspectives

Delinda Curtiss Hanley, Executive Director and News Editor, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and longtime activist for human rights, moderated the third panel on "Human Rights Violations in the Holy Land: Legal and Ethical Perspectives." Shadia

The Role of Women and Youth in Building the State of Palestine

The fourth panel on "The Role of Women and Youth in Building the State of Palestine" was moderated by Noor Shayeb, Human Resources Associate at Chemonix and KTH alumna.  She emphasized the fact that Palestinian women are

Western Policy Toward Palestine

The fifth and final panel on "Western Policy Toward Palestine" was moderated by Dr. Saliba Sarsar, Chair of the HCEF Research and Publication Committee and Professor of Political Science at Monmouth University.  Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, Professor