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Who are the Christians of the Middle East
& the Holy Land?


Vatican and Antisemitism

  • What is their Christian History?

  • What is the Christian Stand on the issues of the Middle East?

  • What about Christian Relations with other Religions on the Issues of the Holy land & the Middle East?

 

 
 

The Middle East-Arab Christians (who are the Arab-Christians?)  are proud of their history and of their Ancestors (brief history of Jerusalem and the Holy Land). They have celebrated 2000 years of their permanent and continuous presence in the Holy Land and the Middle East. They have been in the Middle East and Holy Land for more than 6.000 years, historians and archeologists speak about their ancestor, the Canaanits or Phoenicians (History of Jerusalem and the Holy Land). They live a lot of challenges under the Israeli Occupation specially at the East Arab-Jerusalem(Challenges on Jerusalem) occupied by Israel since 1967(Israel and Palestinians).
They call for nonviolence (Nonviolence), they call on the Right to Resist the Israeli Occupation, they shared with their beloved brothers and sisters the Palesatinians in the Intifadas. They want to build PEACE, JUSTICE AND TRUTH: a better life for all the sons and daughters of Abraham: Jews, Christians and Muslims (Relations 1)(Relations 2)

Please support the Christian presence in Middle East and the Holy Land (the Living Stones), some analysts say the 25 years from now, the Holy Land who used to form 20%, form now  around 1.8% of the population will be extinct (Alarming situation) . A foundation between many others was created on February 1999 to try to understand the situation of the Christians and help them, they need also your help: Holy Land Ecumenical Christian Foundation (Foundation)

Pray with us, for peace, Justice and Truth (Catholic Stand on the Holy Land). Please stand with the Right of the Palestinians to have their own independent Country Palestine and their Capital East-Jerusalem. (Jerusalem what is the Truth.)

You may have some questions! Please go below to the "Frequently Asked Questions". Thanks.

If you have any other questions, please write us at Labib Kobti

A) Search Engines & resources on Arab-Christianity
& Christian stands on the Issues of the Middle East.

I have a dificulty to understand the situation in the Holy Land and Middle East, I am just starting to learn about things, WHERE I CAN GO AND GET STARTED?

 

  • Arab-Americans

  • Arab-Amercian Christians for peace (AACP)

  • Arab-Christian Heritage

  • Arab- World

  • Bible Study and Prayers

  • Churches for Middle East Peace

  • Christian Peace Team

  • Catholic Search engine

  • Christian-Zionists who they are?

  • Directory of the Church in the Middle East

  • Documents by Christians

  • Eastern Churches

  • Ecumenism and interreligious dialogue

  • Eleven Things to Know About the Middle East, Professor Stephen Zunes, Univ. of San Francisco

  • Faith and Moral Issues

  • Fathers of the Church

  • Head of Christian Churches and Jerusalem

  • Inter-religious relations

  • Jewish and Christian Relations and Related to the Middle East

  • Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

  • World Council of Churches

  • Muslim and Christian Relations and Related to the Middle East

  • Pax Christi

  • Pope in Egypt

  • Pope in Holy Land

  • Pope in Lebanon

  • Pope in Syria, Greece and Malta

  • Promised land, Bible and Palestine

  • Religious Leaders at the Service of the TRUTH

  • Religious Leaders and Statements on the issues of the Holy Land.

  • Sabeel

  • Saint Yves work for Justice in Palestine

  • US Catholic Church and the Middle East

  • Vatican and the Middle East

  • Vatican and Anti-Semitism

  • Virgin Mary

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    B) Palestinian Christians and the Holy Land

     Palestinian Figures

    Patriarch Michel Sabbah (From Nazareth)
    Fr. Elias Chacour  (From Galilee)
    Fr. John Sansour (From Beit-Jala)
    Fr. Raed AbuSahlia (From Zababdeh
    Fr. Peter Madros (From Jerusalem)
    Canon Naim Ateek (From Jerusalem)
    Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: (From Jerusalem)
    Dr. Daoud Kuttab (From Jerusalem)
    Dr. Afif Safieh (From Jerusalem)
    Dr. Bernard Sabella (From Bethlehem)
    Dr. George Khoury (From Ramallah)
    Dr. Wajih Saadeh, (From Beir-Zeit)
    People who dared to speak out

     

    C) Frequently Asked Questions

    1) About Christians

    History

     

    Identity

    Immigration

     

    Jerusalem

    Who can say Jerusalem is mine?
    What is the Christian history of Jerusalem?
    Christians in the Old City Of Jerusalem
    Jerusalem 6000
    Jerusalem what makes for peace?
    Jerusalem tell us about yourself!
    Jerusalem! What is the Truth?
    Jerusalem document by Sabeel!
    Jerusalem,  the significance of Jerusalem for Christians!
    Jerusalem in the thoght of John Paul II!
    Jerusalem! What future?
    Jerusalem, Who belong to the city?
    Jerusalem, Tragedy and Hope for all peoples!
    Jerusalem in History!
    Jerusalem: Jews, Christians and Muslims a call for cooperation and TRUTH.
    Jerusalem the hidden city!
    Jerusalem and Jerusalimites!
    The Sovereign Battle over a Sovereign Jerusalem! by Dr Harry Hagopian, LL.D, September 2000
    What is the significance of Jeruslaem for Christians?
    Where I can find a Christian document that speaks the TRUTH on JERUSALEM?
    Where I can read the SABEEL document on Jerusalem?
    Old City of Jerusalem

    Situation

    What was the role of the church of the holy land during the INTIFADA?
    Are Christians persecuted in the Holy Land?
    What is the situation of the Christianity in the Holy Land, their Identity, present situation, expectations and needs?
    Palestinian Christians: An Historic Community at Risk?
    What is the situation of the Christians in the Kingdom of Jordan?
    What are the challenges of the Christian Minority in the Arab World?
    What are the needs of the Christians of the Holy Land?
    Do the Arab-Christians of the Holy Land need protection?
    Who are the Christian-Zionists and what do they represent?

    Christians in the Holy Land [Arabic]


    Statistics

    What is the number of the Christians in the Middle East and the Holy Land?
    What do Christians represent?
    Articles and Statistics
    Deconstructing Christianity in the Holy Land, By Colin Shindler
     

    2) Christians with other religions

    With Islam
    Arab-Christians and Islam
    What did Arab Christians gave to the Arabs?
    Who are the Christian before Islam?
    What are the traditional religious community practices in Palestine? (Their educational value between Mulsims and Christians)
    How to continue to build harmony between Muslims and Christians?
    Islam, Islamism and the conflict in  the Holy Land
    Eid Al Adha (feast of the sacrifice) celebrated
    Is there harmony between Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land?
    How did the Prophet (SAS) and the great Muslims looked to the Christians?
    What is the actual situation on the street between Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land?
    Islamic-Christian Relations in Palestine in a Civil Society"An Islamic Point of View", Shaykh Jamil Hamami, March 1, 2000
    Arabs and Arabism / Muslims and Christians
    Open letter to the "SILENT" Majority of Christians and Moslems in the Palestine and Israel
    What Christians expect form their bloodbrothers the Muslims?

     

    With Jews

    Open letter to the Israelis and Jews

    How Jesus and Christendom is seen by the Israeli Jewish society and education system?
    How is the relation between the Jews and the Christians of the Holy Land?
    Is there any interreligious( Jews, Christians and Muslims) message on the issue of the Holy Land?
    Are Christians persecuted in the Holy Land?
    What are the answers on the issue of the Jewish people and their right to have Palestine as their country, Biblical Answers, Jewish Answers, Political Answers?
    Did God gave the Jews an unlimited, timelessand full right to return and possess the Holy Land?
    The Arab Christians Do Not Need Anyone’s Protection, Father Raed Awad Abusahlia, Septmebr 2000
    Christians In Israel (Arab Palestinian Christian villages of Ikrit and Biram, located close to Nazareth) By Albert Hazboun, Dec. 6, 2001
     

    3) Stands on the Issues of the Holy Land and Jerusalem

    WHERE I CAN GO AND GET STARTED? (Recommended)

    Is there Christian Religious Leaders stand  and Statements on the Issue of the Hoy Land?
    Is there a Christian contribution for the peace of the Holy Land?
    Is there a stand from the Vatican on the issues of the Middle East and the Holy Land?
    How I can get to listen to a Vatican Official speaking about the Issue of the Holy Land?
    What is the Stand of the Vatican on the Issue of the Holy Land?
    What is the Stand of the Vatican on the Issue of Jerusalem?
    Islam, Islamism and the conflict in  the Holy Land
    Is there a stand from the Head of Christian Communities of the Holy Land on the Issues of Justice and Peace on the Holy Land that I should know about?
    Is there a stand of the US Catholics on the Issues of the Middle East and the Holy Land?
    Is there any stand of US LEADERS (1000 Leaders) on the issue of the Holy Land?
    What is the stands of Patriarch Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, on the issue of the Holy Land?
    What is the future of the Christians in the Holy Land, By Patriarch Michel Sabbah?
    How should the North American Christians face the Middle East Crisis?
    What did the SYMPOSIUM of the Catholic Church have said on the issue of Jerusalem?
    What is the significance of Jeruslaem for Christians?
    Who are the truthful sources of information on the things happening on the Ground of the Holy Land?
    Where I can find a Christian document that speaks the TRUTH on JERUSALEM?
    Where I can read the SABEEL document on Jerusalem?
    Where can I read articles written by Priests of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem?
    What does the Bible say about the Promised Land?
    Where I can read about the Palestinian Refugees?
    Is there a center of research on the Issue of Israel-Palestine?
    Where can I find International resource on Palestinians?
    Where I can read about Zionism and Palestine?
    Jerusalem 6000
    Jerusalem what makes for peace?
    Jerusalem tell us about yourself!
    Jerusalem! What is the Truth?
    Jerusalem document by Sabeel!
    Jerusalem in the thought of John Paul II!
    Jerusalem! What future?
    Jerusalem, Who belong to the city?
    Jerusalem, Tragedy and Hope for all peoples!
    Jerusalem in History!
    Jerusalem: Jews, Christians and Muslims a call for cooperation and TRUTH.
    Jerusalem and Jerusalimites!
    The Sovereign Battle over a Sovereign Jerusalem! by Dr Harry Hagopian, LL.D, September 2000
    Nazareth what is going on?

    D) Great Jubilee Holy Land 2000

    How can I know about the Great Jubilee 2000 in the Holy Land?
    Do you have the Day by Day Schedule of the Events during the Great Jubilee in the Holy Land?
    Is there an Official Website for the Holy Land Jubilee?

    E) How can I help or Volunteer in the Holy Land?
    How can I help the Christians of the Holy Land?
    How can I contact you about doing volunteer work as part of my university assignment or church mission?

    F) I liked Al-Bushra!
    What is Al-Bushra?
    Ways to help Al-Bushra
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