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Christmas message from HCEF President and CEO, Sir Rateb Rabie

"God is not indifferent! God cares about mankind!  God does not abandon us!" Pope Francis, January 1, 2016 World Day of Peace Dear brothers and sisters, This past year, we faced competing and dire global challenges to peace.  These ranged from natural disasters to man-made acts of terrorism and war.

December 20th, 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|

HCEF Mourns Loss of “Faith into Action” Diplomat Donald Kruse

WASHINGTON, DC - American diplomat Donald Kruse, a "true force" behind the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), will be honored at HCEF's 18th International Conference and Awards Banquet at the Washington Marriott Georgetown on Friday evening, Oct. 14. Mr. Kruse, age 85, passed away on Sept. 8 in La Grange

October 4th, 2016|

HCEF Forges Partnerships and Builds Stronger Ties with Brigham Young University and the Mormon Church

Salt Lake City, UT-, President and CEO of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Sir Rateb Rabie, KCHS, visited Utah to expand the support of all Christians in the Holy Land.  Sir Rateb met with the Leadership of the Mormon Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-LDS Church)

September 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Register today for the HCEF 18th International Conference

CLEAR YOUR CALENDARS AND SAVE THE DATE! HCEF invites you and your family to join us for our annual conference! Come hear world-class speakers share their perspectives on issues affecting the Holy Land.   Register today! Date & Place October 14-15, 2016   Washington Marriott Georgetown 1221 22nd Street, NW

September 16th, 2016|

Her Excellency Rula Ma’ayah to Receive 2016 HCEF Heritage Award

WASHINGTON, DC – The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) is pleased to announce that Her Excellency Rula Ma’ayah, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities in Palestine, will receive the 2016 HCEF Heritage Award at HCEF’s 18th International Conference and Awards Banquet, Forging a New Bond of Solidarity for Equality, Prosperity

September 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine to receive HCEF’s 2016 Palestinian Diaspora Award

Washington, DC — The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) is pleased to announce that the American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine (AFRP) will receive its 2016 Palestinian Diaspora Award at its 18th International Conference & Awards Banquet on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.  “For the past 58 years, AFRP has encouraged

September 8th, 2016|Tags: , , |