Posts Tagged “Bethlehem”

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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