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New MPC exhibit: Returning to Bethlehem.

The Middle East is more than a conflict zone—it’s a region of cultural beauty. The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures‘ newest exhibit “Returning to Bethlehem: A Cultural Pilgrimage” highlights the unique religious and cultural aspects of life in Palestine, and Bethlehem in particular, that color the region’s history and guide

October 19th, 2018|

BYU cultural museum brings Bethlehem to Provo.

When Brigham Young University associate professor Cynthia Finlayson visited Bethlehem with a professional team of museum specialists to work with the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation in 2016, all were impressed with the city’s community and rich heritage. “We really wanted to work together with HCEF and try to bring

October 19th, 2018|

Register for the 20th HCEF International Conference Now!

Register for the 20th HCEF International Conference Now! Together in Faith – “Jerusalem: Our Collective Home” OVER 25 Expert Speakers on the Question of Jerusalem This international conference will pay particular attention to the Question of Jerusalem.  After providing a report on the city’s evolving status, it will present important

October 8th, 2018|

20th HCEF International Conference.

20th HCEF International Conference In partnership with: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) & Know Thy Heritage WHEN: November 2nd and 3rd, 2018  WHERE: The Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037 For more Information and Registration Visit: https://hcef.org/conference Together in Faith – “Jerusalem: Our Collective Home” This

October 2nd, 2018|

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation & Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church Invite you to a presentation “Palestinian Christians of the Holy Land “Challenges and Hope”

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation & Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church Invite you to a presentation Palestinian Christians of the Holy Land “Challenges and Hope” A presentation of current challenges of local Palestinian Christians today, by Sir Rateb Rabie, KCHS An exploration of the crisis still facing the Palestinian Christians based

September 28th, 2018|

Cordially invited to Opening Exhibition Returning to Bethlehem

Visit the Exhibition Returning to Bethlehem: A Cultural Pilgrimage A Celebration of the Palestinian Culture and History of Bethlehem WHERE Museum of People and Culture Brigham Young University WHEN October 16th, 2018, to May 6, 2019 HCEF and BYU have partnered to present an exhibit at BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures,

September 28th, 2018|

Cutting Aid to Over Five Million Palestinian Refugees Is NOT How We “Make America Great Again”

For Spanish version, please click here. And for Arabic version, please click here. Reflection by Rateb Rabie, KCHS, president and CEO of Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) The Trump Administration made an announcement that sent shockwaves through an already unstable Middle East. The State Department announced that the U.S

September 9th, 2018|

The Exodus of Palestinian Christians from the Holy Land

The Holy Land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea contains some of the most sacred spaces for Muslims, Jews, and Christians alike. Jerusalem is the holiest site in Judaism, the home of Jewish patriarchs and prophets since the 10th century BCE. On the same land, Muhammad both received revelation and

August 2nd, 2018|

Jerusalem: The City of Hope, Mercy, and Peace

The compilation of 23 essays by Christian leaders in “What Jerusalem Means to Us” reveals an intimate portrait of the City of Jerusalem as a living being whose story is complex and unfinished. Religious and secular authorities with ties to the Holy Land describe their relationship with a city whose

July 23rd, 2018|

BSCC has concluded another workshop to empower women in Birzeit

Birzeit, Palestine – On June 14, 2018 the Birzeit Social and Cultural Development Center (BSCC) concluded its three month workshop focused on crafts and arts skills, led by Sister Hanriette Mansour, from the Congregation of the Rosary Sisters and one of our very active BSCC members. The closing session included

June 22nd, 2018|

Ramadan Eid greetings from HCEF

Dear Brothers and sisters,   On this Eid al-Fitr, we wish to send our best wishes to our Muslim brothers and sisters on the occasion of this joyous feast, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. May the Almighty accept your fast and prayers, enlighten all people

June 15th, 2018|Tags: , , |

What Jerusalem Means to Us – Christian Perspectives and Reflections Book review by Dr. Stephen Corbin

Jerusalem, the shining city on the hill. We know you in antiquity, through song and scripture. We know you in our imaginations and our hearts. We know you in our contemplation, our prayers, and our anticipation. But, do we? In this new publication from the Holy Land Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF),