Posts Tagged “Bethlehem”

Israel threatens to confiscate Palestinian land in Bethlehem

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Israel threatens to confiscate Palestinian land in Bethlehem

Israel threatens to confiscate Palestinian land in Bethlehem Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) has a long history with Tent of Nations, a family owned farm located in the southwest hills of Bethlehem. Owned and operated by the Nassar family, the land is not only an active farm but a dedicated space for peace and…

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Profile: Hanania argues American Arabs need more networking and greater involvement in local society

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Profile: Hanania argues American Arabs need more networking and greater involvement in local society

Profile: Hanania argues American Arabs need more networking and greater involvement in local society Freelance writer Thabet al-Arabi profiles Ray Hanania, an Op-Ed columnist, former Chicago City Hall political reporter, and radio talk show host. The profile explores Hanania’s life from wanting to study medicine to turning to journalism, communications and standup comedy to challenge…

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Rick Perry, Mr. Rogers, and Thank you, God

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Rick Perry, Mr. Rogers, and Thank you, God

“A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers based on the 1998 Esquire expose “Can You Say…Hero?” by Tom Junod offers America a Christianity that Jesus would thank God for. By Eileen Fleming Monday on Fox News Energy Secretary Rick Perry claimed President Trump is “God’s chosen one” and opined, “God…

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Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs

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Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs

Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs The Rev. William “Billy” Franklin Graham Jr. died this week at the age of 99. During his life, Graham once held the Palestinian Christians of Bethlehem in the highest esteem. And when my mother passed through one of his evangelical conventions one day, Graham held her hand high up…

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Churches for Middle East Peace: Pilgrimage to Peace (P2P) Tour with Daoud Nassar

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Churches for Middle East Peace: Pilgrimage to Peace (P2P) Tour with Daoud Nassar

Churches for Middle East Peace: Pilgrimage to Peace (P2P) Tour with Daoud Nassar Washington, D.C. – October 23, 2017 – From October 16 to 22 Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) hosted Daoud Nassar for a series of talks about daily life in the West Bank, human rights concerns, and peacebuilding as part of CMEP’s…

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Taybeh’s annual OktoberFest to be held Sept. 16 & 17

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Taybeh’s annual OktoberFest to be held Sept. 16 & 17

Taybeh’s annual OktoberFest to be held Sept. 16 & 17 OktoberFest is more than about drinking alcohol. It is a part of the Christian heritage. Consumed in moderation and with the spirit of fellowship and Palestinian comradery. This year, OktoberFest will be celebrated on Sept. 16 and 17th in Taybeh, one of the most important…

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Arab Americans prepare to celebrate Christmas twice

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Arab Americans prepare to celebrate Christmas twice

Arab Americans prepare to celebrate Christmas About half of Arab Christians celebrate the religious and secular holiday along with most mainstream Christians on Dec. 25, but the other half celebrates Christmas according to the old calendar two weeks later on Jan. 7. By Ray Hanania Christmas is both a time of Christian religious renewal as well…

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Book explores plight of some MidEast Christians

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Book explores plight of some MidEast Christians

Exploring the plight of Christians in the Middle East makes it a difficult journey for those who wish to include Israel’s abuses of Arab Christians. The issue of Christian persecution in the Middle East, Arab World, Muslim World and in Israel, is not written about enough By Ray Hanania It always amazes me how the brutal…

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Gaza Christians begin Christmas celebrations

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Gaza Christians begin Christmas celebrations

Christians in Gaza are beginning the celebration of Christmas as is being done throughout Occupied Palestine.  The images of Christians worshipping in occupied Palestine should remind Christians everywhere that their brothers and sisters are still suffering under the Israeli occupation By Mohammed Asad The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal (L) leads a mass at…

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بيت لحم مهد المسيح ومهد الانتفاضة ، بقلم د. فايز أبو شمالة

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بيت لحم مهد المسيح ومهد الانتفاضة ، بقلم د. فايز أبو شمالة

بيت لحم مهد المسيح ومهد الانتفاضة ، بقلم د. فايز أبو شمالة قبل ألفي عام أخص الله مدينة بيت لحم بالبركة، فاحتضنت ميلاد المسيح، واليوم يخص الله مدينة بيت لحم بالبركة ثانية، لتكون حاضنة الانتفاضة الفلسطينية ضد الصهاينة، وضد عناصر الاجهزة الأمنية الذين أظهروا وحشية وقسوة في قمع الشباب الرافض لتهويد القدس، بشكل لا يختلف…

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The Mother of Mother’s Day

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The Mother of Mother’s Day

By Eileen Fleming The genesis of Mother’s Day in the U.S.A. began with Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker who organized for a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community.   Fifteen years later, Julia Ward Howe, a Boston poet, pacifist, suffragist, and author of the lyrics to the “Battle Hymn of…

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Celebrating the Baptism of Christ on the Jordan River

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Celebrating the Baptism of Christ on the Jordan River

By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. It was simply a most glorious celebration of the Epiphany on the Jordan River today according to the Old Julian calendar. There were hundreds of priests, nuns and thousands of people from all walks of life coming to the precious site where over 2,000 years ago “…the heavens were…

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