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Christmas Appeal 2019.

  When the three wise men heard the Good News of Jesus’ birth, they traveled a great distance to worship him,   “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).   The shepherds who heard those words hurried from their nearby pastures

December 22nd, 2019|

Children of all dominations and faiths receive christmas gifts by HCEF.

Children-of-all-dominations-and-faiths-receive-christmas-gifts-by-HCEF Let the children come to me: for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs. Matthew 19:14 At Christmas, children all over the world welcome the birth of Jesus with joy, laughter, hope, and gifts. The children in Palestine are not able to welcome Christmas

December 20th, 2019|

BSCC held Awareness Lecture on Breast Cancer.

On  Wednesday, 13/11/2019, Birzeit social Development and Cultural (BSCC) held an awareness lecture on the importance of early detection of breast cancer, by Dr. Sumaya Sayage , a research consultant and a member BSCC Advisory Committee, lecture was attended by some students of Birzeit University  and women members of the

November 15th, 2019|

Royal Institute and HCEF Have Signed MOU For a Promising Way Forward: Muslim-Christian Partnership.

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS) have joined together in a partnership that is outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation. This Memorandum, signed in October, provides guidelines for cooperative efforts “for mutual understanding of cultures and for the advancement

November 1st, 2019|

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|

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: , , , , , , , |


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|