Bethlehem Bible College announces Bethlehem Institute for Peace and Justice
Palestine (MNN) – Hundreds of Palestinians were injured over the weekend in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem. Dozens of police injuries have also been reported. These conflicts were fueled by the expulsion of Palestinians to make way for new Israeli settlements. Read more here.
But Andrew Bush with Bethlehem Bible College said through it all, Palestinian Christians remain committed to peacemaking. This is why the school is launching the Bethlehem Institute for Peace and Justice.
A vision for peace
Bush says some might ask, why bother making peace in the Middle East? “But Jesus did not receive this memo. He called us to be peacemakers. And Bethlehem Bible College, in the midst of its experience of living in the midst of conflict, has just been convinced that the way forward is the way of reconciliation and the promotion of the dignity of all people and of justice. for everyone who lives in the country. “
The Institute will offer courses in English to all who wish, starting this fall. “And our goal is to help local and international peacemakers participate in the prevention, mitigation and transformation of conflicts and the achievement of lasting peace and justice. in Palestine, Israel and around the world. You can join these courses, either by traveling to Bethlehem or by participating remotely.
Above all, pray that the Bethlehem Institute for Peace and Justice will promote peace and reconciliation in the world.
The header photo shows the Al-Aqsa Mosque, stormed by Israeli police over the weekend. Andrew Shiva / Wikipedia