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Fourth International Conference on the Christians of the Holy Land October 18,19, 2002, in Washingto

HCEF announces its Fourth International Conference on the Christians of the Holy Land entitled The Divine Light Still Burns: The Holy Land Christians Endure. The Conference will be held at the National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue, Washington, DC on October 18, 19, 2002. An Awards Banquet at the Capital Hilton Hotel will honor Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah of Jerusalem, Reverend Craig Barnes of the National Presbyterian Church, the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit accepted by Adam Cardinal Maida and Peach Tree Presbyterian Church accepted by Reverend Victor Pentz. The Cultural Night on Saturday night October 19, 2002 will feature a Palestinian Dance Troupe, a fashion show of Palestinian dress, traditional Palestinian music and a video of the recent events in the Holy Land. CONTACT: Robert Younes, M.D.
(301) 983 3022
younis@hcef.org

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation announces its Fourth International Conference on the Christians of the Holy Land entitled The Divine Light Still Burns: The Holy Land Christians Endure.The Conference will be held at the National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue, Washington, DC on October 18, 19, 2002.An Awards Banquet at the Capital Hilton Hotel will honor Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah of Jerusalem, Reverend Craig Barnes of the National Presbyterian Church, the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit accepted by Adam Cardinal Maida and Peach Tree Presbyterian Church accepted by Reverend Victor Pentz.The Cultural Night on Saturday night October 19, 2002 will feature a Palestinian Dance Troupe, a fashion show of Palestinian dress, traditional Palestinian music and a video of the recent events in the Holy Land.

The Conference will provide speakers who will discuss the impact that the present situation has on Christians living in the Holy Land.Most of the speakers are from the Holy Land and have had direct experience with the military occupation, invasions and violence occasioned by the Israeli military intervention in the Palestinian areas.A panel of three speakers (Dr. Manual Hassassian, Vice President, Bethlehem University, Father Majdi Siryani, Legal Advisor, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem; Bishop Munib Younan, Lutheran Bishop of Jerusalem (invited) will discuss the events that have affected the lives of Palestinian Christians living in the West Bank and Gaza.A panel of three women living in Palestine (Claudette Habasch, Director, Caritas International, Jerusalem; Nora Kort, Director, International Orthodox Charities, Jerusalem; Mother Maria Stephanopoulos, Mother Superior, Convent of St. Mary Magdalene, Jerusalem) will give their views on the crisis as it affects Christian women’s lives.A major presentation will be given by Professor Jad Isaac, Director General of the Applied Research Institute in Jerusalemregarding the Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza.Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah will give his views on ways to seek peace in the Holy Land.A panel consisting of The Honorable Affif Saffieh, Dr. Shibli Telhami and Attorney Michael Terazi will review American, European and Palestinian reactions to the crisis in the Middle East.The Conference will offer workshops about working with the media, supporting Holy Land education, creating jobs for Christians in the Holy Land, and forming partnerships with Holy Land Christian congregations through the Holy Land Christian Support network (HCSN).For more information call our HCEF toll free number 1-(866) 871-HCEF.


The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation is a tax exempt, 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, Toll Free (866) 871-4233

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