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Year-end Greetings from Abuna Elias Chacour

Year-end Greetings from Abuna Elias Chacour

Happy New Year from Pilgrims of Ibillin and Abuna Elias Chacour! Dear Friends in Pilgrims of Ibillin, I have the pleasure herewith to send a letter, which expresses something from the depth of my heart to our friends, Pilgrims of Ibillin. It’s somehow late for Christmas, still

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Planning Ahead: Living Stones Tours in 2017

Planning Ahead: Living Stones Tours in 2017

Start planning now to join one of Pilgrims of Ibillin’s 2017 Living Stones Pilgrimages. Spend in-depth time with Peace-makers on BOTH sides of the Green Line: 2017-one-p-living-stones-pilgrimage-flyer

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How Safe is Travel in Israel and Palestine?

“Is it Safe?” Recommendations from recent Living Stones Pilgrims   Rev. Dr. Alan Dorway, WA, May 2015 “To anyone thinking about traveling to Israel/Palestine: GO. I went with the Pilgrims and felt totally safe (and my parents went with me!). Joan and our many hosts prepared us

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Violence against the Peacemakers, Bethlehem 2015

Violence against the Peacemakers, Bethlehem 2015

Sharing concern for our partners/friends at Wi’am, the Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center in Bethlehem: Yesterday, 7 December, the Israeli Defense Force’s response to stone-throwing children caused terrible damage at Wi’am. Stone-throwing and IDF response are daily occurences, but this damage is by far the worst. Outdoor lights broken,

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MEEI Winners: HYPE Foundation Youth Start-up Competition

MEEI Winners: HYPE Foundation Youth Start-up Competition

  Thirty-seven high schools worldwide entered the 2015 HYPE Foundation competition, “making a difference with youth in the fields of Empowerment, Leadership, Personal Development, Social Action and Impact-Entrepreneurship.” Each team developed a new concept for a computer app and created a Powerpoint presentation to introduce their concept

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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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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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