By Sheikh ‘Umar Ghneim, of the Islamic Religious Education at the Ministry of Education Directorate – Bethlehem. ‘Umar Ghneim is a trainer and member of the Coordination Committee in AEI ‘s project ‘Citizenship and Diversity: Christian-Muslim Living Together’.
Send your wishes to Bethlehem, and they will be read and distributed among Palestinians of the area.
First names (or initials) are in alphabetical order.
Messages from the Chapel of Unity, Coventry, other messages from Coventry, and Kairos Palestine UK are at the end.
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.
The latest wave of repression in the occupied Palestinian territories once more underscores the unsustainability of the Israeli occupation. Yet this occupation is also the longest in modern times. In just a year’s time, in 2017, the occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza will have lasted 50 years. To commemorate this symbolic year and to give momentum to the public challenge of occupation and the demand for the implementation of the legal rights of the Palestinian people, AEI and Palestine Link wish to make an appeal to artists worldwide to prepare a performance or artistic product about the theme of “occupation”.