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

A Lecture on

“Palestinian Christian Arab Identity and Christian Arab Heritage”
by Dr. Geries S. Khoury

Tuseday, 10 November 2015

Terra Sancta School

At the invitation of Sister Vicky Jacaman, teacher of Christian Education, Dr. Khoury addressed the students of the 11th grade at the school and focused on the following:

1.      Who is the Christian?

2.      The components of  the Arab Christian identity

3.      Christian Arab presence before and after the Islam

4.      The absence of Christian Arab history in school curricula and its impact on Christian Arab identity and shared living

5.      The role of Christians in public life

6.      The relations of Christian Arabs with fellow Muslims

7.      The emigration of Palestinian Christians and its impact on the local Church


Following Dr. Geries’ lecture a question and an answer session as well as discussions took place.

At the conclusion of lecture Sister Vicky Jacaman thanked Dr. Geries for his presence. School principal, Franciscan Fr. Marwan Di’des, likewise, thanked Dr. Khoury and wished that cooperation between the school and Al-Liqa’ will continue.