Laguna Beach & San Marino Visits April 14th by Archbishop Elias Chacour

“What Are the Things That Make for Peace?”

Peace advocate and author Archbishop Elias Chacour will speak at church gatherings in Laguna Beach and San Marino, CA on April 14, 2013.

Archbishop Chacour was born in Palestine in 1939. He became a priest in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, which traces its roots to the Byzantine period. Father Chacour is Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth, and All Galilee. He has worked tirelessly for reconciliation between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East and is author of several books, including Blood Brothers and We Belong to the Land. He is a recipient of the World Methodist Peace Award and the Niwano (Buddhist) Peace Prize for his work in education as founder of the Mar Elias Educational Institutions, which have more than 3,000 students and faculty, including Muslims, Christians, Druze, and Jews.

All are invited to hear this well-known advocate for a peaceful resolution of the “Arab-Israeli” conflict.

Sunday, April 14, 8:30 & 10:00am — Preaching in both worship services at Laguna Presbyterian Church,
415 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA.  For information about worship call the church at (949) 494-7555.  Click here for worship times and travel directions.

Sunday, April 14, 7:00pm — Presentation, “What Are the Things that Make for Peace?” at San Marino Community Church, 1750 Virginia Road, San Marino, CA.  Click here for  Google Maps directions to the church.  Questions for the church: Call (626) 282-4181.

Questions about Pilgrims of Ibillin, the sponsor of Abuna’s visit?  Contact Executive Director Joan Deming at (608) 235-1046 or email

Download an order form here for books/DVDs by and about Archbishop Chacour.

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