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Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness is a grassroots association dedicated to promoting biblical values of justice, care of creation, peace and nonviolent solutions to conflict.

Prominent Lutheran Palestinian Pastor to Visit Lancaster

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Prominent Lutheran Palestinian Pastor to Visit Lancaster
May 17th, 4 PM at Tellus360, 24 E King Street

(parking at Holy Trinity, Duke Street)

The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, pastor of Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem since 1988,  will be visiting and sharing his vision of creating Diyar, a consortium of Lutheran-based institutions.  These institutions serve the whole Palestinian community through culture (International Center of Bethlehem), health (Dar al Kalima Health and Wellness Center) and education (Dar al Kalima University College).

Dr. Raheb was the recipient of the  prestigious international award “Deutscher Medienpreis” in Germany for his tireless work in creating room for hope for his Palestinian people who live under occupation.  He is also recognized for his strong advocacy and stance on Palestinian culture and dialogue for civil society and religion.  His latest book Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian Eyes has landed on best selling lists for books on the region.

He is in Lancaster for this event sponsored by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church; he will be delivering the commencement address at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia on the following Tuesday.

Dr. Raheb holds a PhD in Theology from the Philipps University at Marburg, Germany, is married and has two daughters.

Bright Stars of Bethlehem, a US 501 (c)(3) , is an organization that promotes and spreads the word about the outreach ministries of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem to build hope and a brighter future for the people of Palestine through the Diyar Consortium described above. These ministries equip local community leaders to assume a proactive role in shaping a brighter future.   To learn more, visit online at

Please save the date and plan to attend!

Author: LIPW

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