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Abuna Chacour asks solidarity during Christian Schools strike

Abuna Chacour asks solidarity during Christian Schools strike

Thank you for your care for the Living Stones of Israel/Palestine! The first of September should have been the first day of school for 2015-16 at Mar Elias High School, Mariam Bawardi Elementary School, and the Mariam Bawardi Kindergarten in Ibillin. Instead, the teachers and students from

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Please Come! Hear Archbishop Elias Chacour in MI and IN, Sept. 13-20

Please Come! Hear Archbishop Elias Chacour in MI and IN, Sept. 13-20
SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2015 UNITED STATES SPEAKING TOUR You're invited to hear Peace Advocate and author Archbishop Elias Chacour, speaking at special events in Michigan and Indiana almost daily between September 13 and 20, 2015. All are welcome at all events. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, andRead more

Mar Elias Peace Tour – a Great Success!

Mar Elias Peace Tour – a Great Success!

They came, They saw, They loved everything! Thirteen current students, two recent graduates and one teacher from Mar Elias High School in Ibillin spent 2 weeks in the US in July, discovering America (well, the Upper Midwest) and winning hearts and opening minds all along their journey.

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Mar Elias Students are Israel’s Hackathon Champions!

Mar Elias Students are Israel’s Hackathon Champions!

Congratulations to the Mar Elias High School students who took FIRST PLACE nationally in a computer-programming competition (“Hackathon”) on June 6th. Five stand-out students, making up the Mar Elias team, came in first among 29 schools from all over Israel! Also big congratulations to their computer teacher,

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Last week of performances! “My Name is Rachel Corrie” – Apr 9-12, NYC

Last week of performances! “My Name is Rachel Corrie” – Apr 9-12, NYC

Don’t miss this play, if you live anywhere near New York City! “MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE” The compelling and controversial play “My Name Is Rachel Corrie” returns for an Off-Broadway run in New York City for 10 performances at Culture Project’s Lynn Redgrave Theater. The play

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Meet the Living Stones of Israel/Palestine with Pilgrims of Ibillin!

Meet the Living Stones of Israel/Palestine with Pilgrims of Ibillin!

Registration is open for two pilgrimages led by Pilgrims of Ibillin in 2015:  May 6-19, and October 16-29 If you’ve read Blood Brothers by Father Elias Chacour or followed the unique Mar Elias Schools he founded in Ibillin, Israel, don’t miss this opportunity!   For a study tour that’s more

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Oshkosh to Ibillin: Oh Freedom!

Oshkosh to Ibillin: Oh Freedom!

By John Hobbins, co-founder, International Book Club. For a wonderful article about the January 7th Skype meeting of the Oshkosh and Ibillin Book Clubs, read this article from the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, written by Bethany Lerch, and Oshkosh native who has volunteered in Palestine. Ten- and 11-year-olds in

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Christmas Letter from Abuna Elias Chacour

Christmas Letter from Abuna Elias Chacour

lbillin, December 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Pilgrims of Ibillin, While I served as Archbishop in Galilee, I always sent an Annual Christmas Greeting; it was always a feeling of communion and of deep gratitude. This year it is somehow different; I am writing to you

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Yes, it was safe! And we could not have felt more welcome.

Yes, it was safe! And we could not have felt more welcome.

Check out the wonderful blog written by members of the 19-person Living Stones Pilgrimage group as we toured Palestine and Israel in October. It was perhaps not the easiest time to visit the Holy Land. But we could not have been welcomed more warmly. In a year

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Archbishop Elias Chacour to visit Washington, DC – OCT 2014

Archbishop Elias Chacour to visit Washington, DC – OCT 2014

Hear this world-renowned priest, peacemaker, and author address “What are the Things that Make for Peace?” To our friends in Washington, DC:  A special invitation.  If you live nearby, please come to one or more of these events!  If you have friends or family in the area, please

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