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Al-Liqa’ Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land

Lecture titled

“Christians of the Holy Land and life together”

25 October 2012
The Ramada Inn - Jerusalem

Dr. Geries S. Khoury addressed a group of Italians about Christians in the Holy Land, their churches, their rites and their rich spiritualitiy which charachterizes the mother church. He focused on several challenges that face the local church including the political and economic instability resulting from Israeli occupation and the emigration of Christians, both of which are leading to high unemployment rate and preventing people from freedom of mobility and freedom words. Dr. Khoury stressed that there has been no persecution of Christians by Muslim as some poor souls are claiming. In case one finds problems, these latter will be of social nature which could happen between Muslims or between Christians. Dr. Khoury encouraged the Italian group to focus on comprehensive and just peace for the people of the Holy Land, Jews and Palestinians.