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HCEF Board of Directors member Hugh Dempsey receives the “Manifesting the Kingdom Award” from the Archdiocese of Washington

On January 8, 2017, Dr. Hugh Dempsey, KMOb was given the Archdiocese of Washington's "Manifesting the Kingdom Award".  The award, presented by His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl during the celebration of Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, recognizes Dempsey for his strong dedication and

January 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Taking Peace Seriously – A Must for the Holy Land

Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS, and Saliba Sarsar, Ph.D.* A flurry of major diplomatic activities and declarations relating to Palestine and Israel is surrounding the transition in the United States from the Obama Administration to the Trump Administration.  It seems that relevant parties are trying to catch up with what they

January 8th, 2017|

Birzeit Senior Citizen Center (BSCC) Hosts Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Gifts Distributed to the Elders of Birzeit

On Monday 19th of Dec 2016, the Birzeit Senior Citizen Center (BSCC) hosted a tree lighting ceremony for this year’s Christmas tree. Fr. Dr. Louis Hazboun, parish priest of Birzeit, and Mr. Ashraf Said, Director of the West Bank’s World Vision Jerusalem led the event. Local Christian youth, volunteers and

December 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

HCEF’s President address the Arab American Business Council

Sir Rateb Rabie, CEO of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, spoke with members of the Arab American Business Council on the business and investment opportunities present in Palestine. Sir Rabie also discussed new opportunities to support the Palestinian economy, especially in small and midscale enterprises. Sir Rabie’s address provided

December 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , |

BSCC and the Latin Patriarchate Celebrate Christmas with Birzeit Elders

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) organized a Christmas dinner in honor of the Birzeit Senior Citizen Center (BSCC) on Sunday, December 18th. The event was coordinated under the auspices of the Latin Parish of Birzeit and their priest, Fr. Louis Hazboun. Guests were treated to a concert by

December 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hundreds of Children Arrive in Bethlehem to as part of HCEF’s “Bethlehem Heart of Christmas” Program

Bethlehem, Palestine – Bethlehem’s Christmas season was made just a little bit brighter this year as HCEF hosted its 12th Annual “Journey to Bethlehem.” On Friday, December 16th, 350 children from around Palestine visited Bethlehem’s holy sites to learn first-hand about Palestine’s living Christian heritage. For the majority of these

December 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MCC Condemns Attack at Coptic Christian Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt

The U.S. Muslim and Christian Coalition (MCC) condemns The horrific, bloody atrocity that was committed at  the Coptic Christian Cathedral in Cairo   The U.S. Muslim and Christian Coalition (MCC) condemns the horrific, bloody atrocity that was committed at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday, December 11.  This

December 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

BSCC Members Visit Elders in Ramallah

Ramallah, Palestine- Members of the Birzeit Senior Citizen Center (BSCC) visited elders of the neighboring city of Ramallah to celebrate “International Day of Older Persons” at the Kofor Ne’meh Resort, in an event organized by the Palestinian Ministry of Social Development. This event allowed elders of the both communities to

November 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

HCEF CONCLUDES ITS 18TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WITH GREAT SUCCESS

Washington, D.C. - Under the theme “Forging a New Bond of Solidarity for Equality, Prosperity, and Peace”, The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) concluded its 18th International Conference with great success and renewed hope.  With four segments comprising the weekend’s conference, the Conference provided a unique opportunity to

October 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Birzeit Senior Citizen Center Celebrates ‘International Day of Older Persons’ 2016

Birzeit, Palestine- Birzeit Senior Citizen Center (BSCC) held a celebration for its members International Day of Older Persons, Saturday October 1st 2016, with the participation of Father Louis Hazboun, Birzeit Parish Priest, the Rosary Sisters and representatives of various institutions and esteem figures from the Birzeit community. Fr. Hazboun, with

October 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

HCEF and MoTA Launch Tourism for Peace Campaign in Washington, DC

Washington, DC — On Wednesday, October 12th, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of the State of Palestine (MoTA) launched their Tourism for Peace campaign, meeting with prominent U.S. Christian leaders throughout Washington, DC. The meetings, which have centered on how to

October 14th, 2016|

Presidential Election Results: Implications for U.S. Policy in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, DC – In light of the upcoming United States Presidential Election, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) through its 18th Conference and Awards Banquet, will be exploring the implications and prospects for equality, prosperity, and peace given a Democratic, Republican, or Independent win. His Excellency Ambassador Maen Areikat,

October 11th, 2016|

HCEF ANNOUNCES ITS 18TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WITH OVER 20 SPEAKERS

  WASHINGTON, DC - The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), invites you to forge a new bond of solidarity with your Palestinian Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. Through this conference you will: Familiarize yourself with the challenges they face every day. Learn about the Bethlehem Museum and its role

October 10th, 2016|