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 in Rome, HCEF opened the Bethlehem Museum, led the fifth delegation of the KTH program, inaugurated the Future Business Leaders program and formed and now heads the U.S. Muslim Christian Coalition. Sir Rabie invited all to become involved, live an integral, purposeful life and join the HCEF movement to make a real difference. He highlighted several volunteering opportunities available in both HCEF offices, Bethesda and Bethlehem.
During this round-table, HCEF participants had the special opportunity of hearing from Eng. Anthony Habash, HCEF’s Regional Manager in Bethlehem, Palestine. Eng. Habash made the long trip from Palestine for the banquet and conference so that he could give participants a firsthand account of the work HCEF is doing in the Holy Land. “We are impacting thousands of lives with our programs—rebuilding homes, caring for the elderly, educating children, preserving Palestinian and Christian heritage and more. We are not a big organization, but we act like one and produce big results. This is due to our passionate team and of all of you—because of your desire to care for the Living Stones. As a Palestinian-Christian myself, I thank you. I also bring the gratitude of the many thousands whose dignity you have restored. Still, there is much work to be done. Come see for yourself. I urge you to visit the Holy Land and see the work of HCEF firsthand. I know you’ll be even more convinced of the necessity of our mission, and compelled to do your part for the people of the Holy Land.”