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HCEF Distributes 250 Food and Health Parcels to Needy families in Palestine

The situation in Palestine is catastrophic for everyone—spiritually, mentally, and materially. Individuals and families there are in dire need and suffering due to the difficult economic conditions caused by food shortages that are widespread around the world, the continued spread of the Corona virus, and the Israeli occupation. In continuation

September 2nd, 2022|

HCEF Celebrate Easter with the Elders.

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) celebrated Easter with elders representing every Palestinian Christian denomination at the Birzeit Cultural Community Center on Thursday, 4/21/2022. Father Louis Hazboun, Pastor of the Latin Patriarchate parish in Birzeit, began the celebration with prayer and the Eucharist for the elderly. Then he announced

May 11th, 2022|

HCEF Sponsors another Iftar Ramadan for the Elders.

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) sponsored a second Ramadan Iftar (“Breaking the Fast”) at its Birzeit Social and Cultural Center (BSCC) on Thursday, 28/4/2022. The purpose of this Ramadan Iftar, which is hosted by the Foundation in this holy month, is to bring joy and happiness to the

May 11th, 2022|

Easter Message 2022 from Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS.

A Celebration Of Hope The Message Of Easter Dear Brothers and Sisters, Greetings! During Holy Week, we journey with Jesus from scenes of temporal victory, through the shadows of betrayal, denial, and into the hideous darkness of sin. Finally our hearts rise with Christ on Easter Sunday, when we celebrate

April 15th, 2022|

HCEF Celebrates Mother’s Day

HCEF Celebrates Mother's Day “Paradise is under the feet of mothers.”   Annually on March 21, the HCEF honors mothers with a festive celebration of Mother’s Day. This event expresses loyalty and love for our mothers as well as recognition of their sacrifices, which are so great that their sons

March 30th, 2022|

HCEF Holds an Eye Examination Day for theBirzeit Community at its BSCC Center.

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, in cooperation with St. John’s Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, conducted eye examinations at the Birzeit Social Development and Cultural Center (BSCC) on Saturday, 20/11/21. The 47 recipients were given medical evaluations that included vision examination, strabismus assessment, measurement of eye pressure, and retinal examinations

January 23rd, 2022|

HCEF Provides Flu Shots to Senior Citizens in Birzeit.

On 1/12/2021, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation provided flu shots to 31 senior citizens at its Birzeit Social Development and Cultural Center, in coordination with the clinic of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Birzeit. It is noteworthy that the type of immunization that was offered is one of

January 23rd, 2022|

Christmas Appeal 2021.

Christmas Appeal 2021. Urgent   This past year, many people of goodwill were faced with dire and competing global challenges. These ranged from COVED-19 and natural disasters to manmade acts of terrorism and war. Many of us rose to the occasion. This situation is catastrophic for everyone spiritually, mentally, and

December 16th, 2021|

HCEF Provides the Third Dose of Corona Vaccine for the Elderly.

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, in coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Health, provided the third dose of Corona vaccine, administered by a specialized team of nursing staff from the Ministry of Health at the Foundation’s Birzeit Social Development & Cultural Center (BSCC). On Monday, October 15, 2021, seventy-seven

November 9th, 2021|

HCEF Concluded the Celebrations of the International Elderly Day.

HCEF concluded the celebrations of the International Elderly Day at Birzeit Social Development & Cultural Center (BSCC) on October 18, 2021, in appreciation and respect for the elderly. They are the blessing and pillar of our homes, and their hopes and prayers for us are for our success and our

November 8th, 2021|

JPI a new organization dedicated to Jerusalem as humanity’s shared gift, advancing peace and justice.

We are pleased to announce the launching of the Jerusalem Peace Institute (JPI), a nonprofit, non-partisan organization, with its mission focused on Jerusalem as humanity’s shared gift governed by two peoples and cherished by three faiths, and as key for a just peace, through advocacy, programs, activities, interdisciplinary research, and

November 4th, 2021|