December 2 & 3, 2013
7:00 – 9:00pm each evening
A Public Address by Archbishop Elias Chacour
Please come, if you live nearby! If not, invite your friends who do.
What are the Things that Make for Peace?
Building Peace in the Midst of the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict
Dec. 2 – 7:00pm, St. Martin’s in the Fields Episcopal Church, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane, Philadelphia, PA. Free admission, free will offering.
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Dec. 3 – 7:00pm, Eastern University Library Atrium, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA. Phone 610-341-5800 with questions. Free admission, free-will offering.
Note: Abuna Chacour will also present the Opening Address at the Impact: Holy Land Conference at the Friends’ Center in Philadelphia, December 4 at 7:00pm. Registration is required. Visit www.impactholyland.org for information on this excellent conference sponsored by Evangelicals for Social Action.
Come to a public address by Archbishop Elias Chacour, Peace Activist and Leader of the Melkite Catholic Church of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth, and All Galilee
A free-will offering will be received to support Archbishop Chacour’s Peace-Building work
An Arab Palestinian Christian who is a citizen of Israel, Archbishop Chacour grew up walking the hillsides where Jesus lived, where Jesus taught “Blessed are the Peacemakers.” Archbishop Chacour has worked tirelessly for reconciliation and peace in the Middle East, especially by building high-quality schools in the Galilean village of Ibillin, where the students and faculty include Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Druze. More than 50% of the students are girls.
He is a three-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, and winner of the World Methodist Peace Award, the Niwano Peace Prize, and was Rotary’s Man of the Year in Israel in 2000.
His books include Blood Brothers and We Belong to the Land: the Story of a Palestinian Israeli who Lives for Peace and Reconciliation. (Both books will be available for signing at the event, as well as two DVDs about Abuna Chacour and the Mar Elias Schools in Ibillin.)
For more information, see the Pilgrims of Ibillin website at www.pilgrimsofibillin.org