Al-Liqa Center's Study Day at Mar Elias College's
School of Theology - Ibillin
14 May 2005
9:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
"The Christian in Galilee between the crisis of identity and belonging"
9:30-10:00 Arrivals and registration
10:-10:15 Welcoming notes by Dr. Geries S. Khoury, Director of Al-Liqa' Center
10:15-12:00 First session
Panel: "The Christian Arab Identity in Galilee"
Moderator: Attorney Badira Khourieh
Speakers: Bishop Dr. Boulus Marcuzzo
Dr. Hatem Khoury
Comments by: Fr. Dr. Elias chacour
Dr. Johny Mansour
11:30-12:00 Lecture: "Identity of a Christian through his Relations with others".
Speaker: Ms. Ola Qadado
12:00-12:30 Coffee break
12:30-15:00 Second session
Moderator: Attorney Mary Farah
Discussions of the presented papers by participants
14:30-15:00 Summary and recommendations
Al-liqa' Wednesday Evening Forum
Title of the panel discussion:
"Democratic experience in municipal elections
in Bethlehem, Beit Jala and Beit Sahur"
Date: 16 June 2005
Place: Al-Liqa Center Conference room
N.B. This educational and cultural event will be telecast on local television so it can be seen by the greatest numbers possible in the Bethlehem Governorate
The Christian Arab and Muslim Traditions in the Holy Land Conference
19-21 August 2005
"From dialog of texts to dialog of souls"
Date: 19-21 August. 2005-06-09
Place: Bethlehem Hotel
Topics: 1. "Supremacy of law" as a foundation of national unity
2. Mixed marriages
3. Globalization between theory and practice
4. The system of "quota" in Palestinian elections
5. The national need for real participation from all citizens
- It was decided to hold prolonged discussions following the first three panels, and to hold group discussions after the next two panels. The aim is to stress positive participation by conferees.
- It was also decided to solicit personal witnessing / experiences, and stories.
- The detailed program will be published in July 2005.
Al-Liqa's Celebration of Patriarch
Sabbah's Golden Jubilee
On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of H.B. Patriarch Michael Sabbah, Chairperson of Al-Liqa's Board of Trustees, the center will hold celebrations to commemorate this occasion in which the Patriarch's theology and philosophy will be examined and discussed
Man in Sabbah's first Pastoral Letter
Fr. Dr. Rafiq Khoury
Sabbah and Ecumenism in the Holy Land
Bishop Dr. Munib Younan
Sabbah and Christian-Muslim dialogue
Sheikh Taisir Tamimi
Mr. Mousa Darwish
Reading from the Bible
Mr. Lawrence Sammour
Sabbah and Local Theology
Dr. Geries S. Khoury
Sabbah and the Palestinian Problem
Dr. Bernard Sabella
- Greeting from Sheikh Abd al-Majid 'Ata
- Greetnig from Archamandrite Dr. Atallah Hanna
- Honoring Patriarch Sabbah
N.B. Following the panel, a reception will follow in which Al-Liqa' Center will present the Patriarch with Al-Liqa's golden medal.