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HCEF Honored the Senior Citizens of Palestine on the International Day of the Elderly Celebration.

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) held an event at the Birzeit Social Development and Cultural Center (BSCC) on October 10, 2019, to celebrate the International Day of the Elderly. Elderly people are active, productive members of the community whose presence, contributions, and achievements are valuable assets. Moreover, elderly

October 15th, 2019|

Muslims and Christians Together: Sowing Seeds for Peace.

The Muslim-Christian Coalition recently held another successful dialogue between Muslims and Christians, with the aim of replacing Islamophobia with understanding, and of providing assistance to Palestinian Christians. On Saturday, May 4, 2019, a “Muslim-Christian Luncheon Dialogue” was convened at HCEF headquarters in Bethesda, organized by the HCEF and sponsored by the National Presbyterian Church of Washington, DC.

May 18th, 2019|

Christmas Message

HCEF's President / CEO Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS Christmas Message   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Merry Christmas "Glory be to God in the highest and, on earth, peace and goodwill toward men." With these words, God broke through history and space that dark night in the fields around Bethlehem 2000

December 23rd, 2018|

Informe sobre la 20ª Conferencia Internacional de HCEF, “Juntos en la fe, Jerusalén: nuestro hogar colectivo”

Informe sobre la 20ª Conferencia Internacional de HCEF “Juntos en la fe, Jerusalén: nuestro hogar colectivo” Mantenido en asociación con    &   El Fondo de Jerusalén para la Educación y el Desarrollo Comunitario 2425 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037 2-3 de noviembre de 2018   Preparado por: Prof. Saliba

November 13th, 2018|

Exhibit brings Bethlehem’s story to Utah.

PROVO — A new exhibit at Brigham Young University’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures brings the Holy Land, and in particular the city of Bethlehem, to Utah audiences through olive wood carvings, mother-of-pearl artifacts, traditional Palestinian embroidered wedding costumes and photographs. “Returning to Bethlehem: A Cultural Pilgrimage” opened Oct. 16

November 13th, 2018|

Report on the 20th International HCEF Conference, “Together in Faith, Jerusalem: Our Collective Home”

Report On The 20th International HCEF Conference “Together In Faith, Jerusalem: Our Collective Home” Held in Partnership with    &   at The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development 2425 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037 November 2-3, 2018 Prepared by: Prof. Saliba Sarsar, Chair of the HCEF Research & Publication Committee and

November 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

HCEF HELD BOOKSIGNING EVENT AT NATIONAL PRESBTYRIAN CHURCH, CHRISTIANS AND THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the National Presbyterian Church (NPC) hosted three people who spoke passionately about Jerusalem:  Sir Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS, Founder, President, and CEO of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF); Father Michael McDonagh, Advisor to the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and

November 9th, 2018|

Statement of the 20th HCEF International Conference.

HCEF Concludes Celebrating its 20th HCEF International Conference.   The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), in partnership with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Know Thy Heritage Inc. (KTH), held the 20th HCEF International Conference and celebratory Dinner on Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd under the conference theme of

November 7th, 2018|

Jerusalem Key to Palestinian-Israeli Peace

  WHEN: Saturday, November 3rd, 3:45pm – 5:00pm WHERE: The Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037       Jerusalem Key to Palestinian-Israeli Peace Speakers will examine Jerusalem as a key to Palestinian-Israeli Peace. As is the case today, peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel are at a standstill.

November 1st, 2018|

Enlivening Jerusalem: Christian and Muslim Contributions to the City’s Education, Culture, and Social Advancement

WHEN: Saturday, November 3rd, 11:30am-12:30pm WHERE: The Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037   Enlivening Jerusalem: Christian and Muslim Contributions to the City’s Education, Culture, and Social Advancement There is a substantial Christian and Muslim presence in Jerusalem, including religious, educational, and social service institutions and organizations. The challenges

October 30th, 2018|