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Ted & Jane Settle’s Christmas Greetings from Ibillin

Christmas 2012 From the Land Where The Three Abrahamic Faiths Meet At full moon, in late October – it’s colder now –we went to the roof of the Mariam Bawardi Elementary School and took this picture with the Church of the Sermon of the Mount in the

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Give an Alternative Christmas Gift!

Give an Alternative Christmas Gift!

Alternative Gift-Giving:  YOU can make a difference! Your  donations not only provide much-needed income for the Mar Elias Educational Institutions in Israel/Palestine; your gift also tells “the Living Stones” in Ibillin that they are remembered and loved by brothers and sisters around the world. Make your donation

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Peace made Visible…. Isaiah 2:2-4…Swords into Plowshares

Homily for Community Thanksgiving Service at Mary Lyon Church…Nov. 20, 2012 The Rev. Cara B. Hochhalter, Charlemont, MA When we were driving here tonight…a beautiful white owl flew by our window and we thought perhaps it was a sign of peace…Good evening… When we decided to be

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David Fainsilber’s Challenge – He Did it!!

David Fainsilber’s Challenge – He Did it!!

October 28 update:  He did it!  Introducing David’s new look: And as of the Dreads-cutting Day, David has raised $3,126 for interfaith education through the Mar Elias Educational Institutions in Ibillin.  Thank you, David! October 24, 2012:  A blog post from David Fainsilber: In just four days,

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Join Bob Sawyer for a Living Stones Pilgrimage – Jan/Feb 2013

Join Bob Sawyer for a Living Stones Pilgrimage – Jan/Feb 2013

Living Stones Pilgrimage Opportunity — Travel with a Purpose January 29—February 11, 2013 Led by Rev. Bob Sawyer & George Shalabi ~ pilgrims@triad.rr.com or 336-499-5310 The winter Pilgrims of Ibillin Living Stones Pilgrimage still has openings, but the registration deadline is around the corner. Join us for

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Viral Fundraising: Cutting the Dreds, Running the Race – for Peace

Viral Fundraising: Cutting the Dreds, Running the Race – for Peace

Following his 2011-12 Hebrew College year in Israel, rabbinical student David Fainsilber committed himself to supporting grassroots organizations working for a non-violent resolution to the conflict in Israel and Palestine.  To fulfill this promise, on August 14th David launched a fundraising campaign: “Cutting the Dreds, Running the

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With Technology, Seeing is Believing!

With Technology, Seeing is Believing!

Over the last 2 years, Mar Elias High School’s science labs have been radically improved, thanks to generous grants through Pilgrims of Ibillin from F.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc., of Plainsboro, NJ.  One major grant for technology upgrades came from F.I.S.H. Foundation through the Clinton Global Initiative.  Pilgrims of

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Girls’ Sports = Leadership Development in Bethlehem

Girls’ Sports = Leadership Development in Bethlehem

When Pastor Mitri Raheb of Bethlehem’s Christmas Lutheran Church launched a Young Adult Leadership Development effort in 2007, he didn’t yet have program funding, but he knew training young leaders was important. Pilgrims of Ibillin provided early and ongoing funds to help with this highly successful program

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Zababdeh’s St. George Melkite Church Serves Children & Families

Zababdeh’s St. George Melkite Church Serves Children & Families

Fr. Firas Khoury Diab and his Melkite congregation in the upper West Bank village of Zababdeh have had a very busy couple of years!  Abuna’s passionate concern for “the Living Stones” of Zababdeh led him to expand his church’s activities beyond just meeting spiritual needs to create

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Top Projects for 2012

Top Projects for 2012

Wondering what your gifts can accomplish this year? The “Wish List” from Mar Elias and our other partners is always greater than our resources, but these are projects where your giving in 2013 can truly make a difference: Fitness Center Exercise Equipment. Pilgrims of Ibillin raised funds

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