Saturday June 4. On the closing day of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, the Christian Organizations in Bethlehem and Jerusalem held a liturgy in the Emanuelle Church near the Bethlehem-Jerusalem checkpoint.
Religious Education Conference in Palestine at the Peace Centre/Bethlehem
The Arab Educational Institute – member organization of Pax Christi International in Palestine–organized a conference on the 4th and the 5th of March 2011 at the Peace Centre Hall in Bethlehem under the patronage of Mr. Abdallah Shakarnah – Director of the Ministry of Education office in Bethlehem. The conference title was “How can it inspire moral courage & leadership among Palestinian youths?" During the discussions some international speakers made comparative presentations about Bradford U.K situation. Some religious figures, Christian and Muslim religious education teachers from both government and private schools attended the conference.
In a wide-ranging interview, AEI’s director Rania Murra discusses liberation strategy among Palestinians, boycott of Israeli products, the need to give personal examples, how to look at the influence of Da’aash (ISIS) in the Arab world, and the challenge of staying in Palestine.
It is too difficult to watch the images. All human life is precious. It is time to end the occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East-Jerusalem. It is time for Palestine. This is the only solution for the ongoing Naqba [disaster] against all those innocent human beings who are exposed without any defense to the Israeli military machine.