Rateb Rabie and Fr. Emil Salayta will apear as guests of EWTN Television on Friday, March 23, 2001, at 8:00pm Eastern time. The host for the program ” World Over Live “will be Raymond Arroyo. The Holy Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) announces that Rateb Rabie, KHS, President of the Holy land Christian Ecumenical Foundation and Father Emil Salayta, Director of Education for the Latin Patriarchate Schools in the Holy Land will appear as guests of EWTN Television on Friday, March 23, 2001, at 8:00pm Eastern time. The host for the program ” World Over Live “will be Raymond Arroyo. The guests will discuss the central role of Jerusalem and the continued relevance of that city to Christian Americans. Father Salayta will highlight the current political developments in the Holy Land that affect the native Christians and the Mother Church of Jerusalem, the relations between Christians, Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land. Rateb Rabie will talk about his mission as president of HCEF and its role to reinvigorate Christian efforts to maintain a Christian presence in the land of Jesus Christ’s birth, death and resurrection. The guests will educate Americans about the plight of Christians in the Holy Land and encourage Christians, churches and concerned organizations to join the Holy Land Support Network and thereby give hope to Holy Land Christians and their churches. Rateb Rabie, KHS, President of HCEF, says that HCEF was founded to increase awareness among Americans of the urgent needs of Palestinians in the Holy Land, enrich the lives of Americans through contacts with Palestinians, and to raise and distribute funds to relieve the suffering of Christians living under occupation in the Holy Land. Please check your TV guide to find your channel and local time, for more information visit the EWTN web site at http://www.ewtn.com/WorldOver/index.htm -30- The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of Christians in the Holy Land by developing bonds of solidarity with Christians in the United States. HCEF, PO Box 6687, Silver Spring, MD 20906. (301) 871-9222, Fax (301) 871-2277. www.hcef.org. email:news@hcef.org