“Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with human SECURITY and humiliation with DIGNITY”

Reflections from the President

2403, 2016

Easter is fast approaching. Can you carry the cross with us?

March 24th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases, Reflections|Tags: , , , , |

Dear Brothers and sisters, Easter is fast approaching. Can you carry the cross with us? When Jesus gave his life for our sins, he did not leave us, nor did God forsake him, and in return, he

1602, 2016

Building Bridges, Not Walls: My Visit to Palestine

February 16th, 2016|Categories: News, Reflections|Tags: , , , |

Building Bridges, Not Walls: My Visit to PalestineA Reflection by Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS, HCEF President and CEO  “A future awaits those who seek peace”Psalms 37:37Dear Friends,Every year, I take an extended trip to Palestine to

2411, 2015

Remember to Give Thanks and Share Your Blessings

November 24th, 2015|Categories: News, Reflections|Tags: , , |

This is one of my favorite times of the year, and not only because of all the wonderful food. I appreciate Thanksgiving because it reminds us all to slow down and take time to remember our blessings with those we love.

1007, 2015

Why are the Sufferings of the Palestinian Christians Being Made Invisible?

July 10th, 2015|Categories: News, Reflections|Tags: , , , |

A reflection By Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS, HCEF president and CEO Why are the Sufferings of the Palestinian Christians Being Made Invisible? "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2

2108, 2008

Pope John Paul II: Witness and Legacy

August 21st, 2008|Categories: News, Reflections|

Sir Rateb Rabie, KHS HCEF My wife and I departed for Rome on March 28, 2005 in order to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.  Little did I know that this visit would coincide with the

710, 2014

The First Time a Christian Zionist Statement Has Ever Made Me Smile

October 7th, 2014|Categories: News, Reflections|

In a prior reflection, I commented about the trend among some Western Christians to deny us our Palestinian identity, virtually banning the "P" word during dialogues regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I added that in some instances Western Christians have hijacked our identity and proclaimed themselves as our spokespersons...

1909, 2014

Palestinian Christians: an Identity Theft in Western Society

September 19th, 2014|Categories: News, Reflections|

Reflections from HCEF President/CEO:Humans are complex and deeply profound beings.  The various relationships and traits that we encompass collectively contribute to the essence of who we are.  Our faith, family roles, occupations and nationality all

307, 2013

When Will the Israeli Authorities Stop Profiling Palestinians for No Reason? My Story of the Border Crossing

July 3rd, 2013|Categories: News, Reflections|

Greetings from Palestine! I wish I could say my journey to get here was a pleasant one. Sadly, due to my Palestinian Arab background, it was deliberately made a very difficult experience, one which is shared by thousands of others, and repeated every day. Maybe you read our recent press release about our 3rd Delegation of the Know Thy Heritage (KTH)Leadership Program, one of HCEF's many programs in the Holy Land.