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ING 05 - ‘A Palestinian for peace’

From: Raymond McCullough
Series: In tha Name a' Gawd!
Length: 29:29

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Abuna Elias Chacour, Melkite Archbishop of Galilee, at Mar Elias College, Ibillin. Read the full description.

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Abuna Elias Chacour was the first Palestinian priest to be appointed in Galilee - 19 years after the State of Israel came into being. The Israeli military had deliberately destroyed his family's home village of Biram, in northern Galilee, forcing his father and brothers into exile, and he had every reason to be a bitter opponent of Israel.

Instead he has become a major force for peace and reconciliation, building the only college in Israel today where Muslims, Druze, Christians and Jews both learn and teach together. He has written three books (Blood Brothers; We Belong to the Land and Faith Beyond Despair: Building Hope in the Holy Land) and has spoken in many nations around the world.

In February 2006 he was appointed as the Archbishop of Galilee (ie. all of Israel) in the Melkite Catholic Church, the largest Christian denomination in Israel. I spoke to him in his office at Mar Elias College, in the Arab town of Ibillin, Galilee.

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Piece Description

Abuna Elias Chacour was the first Palestinian priest to be appointed in Galilee - 19 years after the State of Israel came into being. The Israeli military had deliberately destroyed his family's home village of Biram, in northern Galilee, forcing his father and brothers into exile, and he had every reason to be a bitter opponent of Israel.

Instead he has become a major force for peace and reconciliation, building the only college in Israel today where Muslims, Druze, Christians and Jews both learn and teach together. He has written three books (Blood Brothers; We Belong to the Land and Faith Beyond Despair: Building Hope in the Holy Land) and has spoken in many nations around the world.

In February 2006 he was appointed as the Archbishop of Galilee (ie. all of Israel) in the Melkite Catholic Church, the largest Christian denomination in Israel. I spoke to him in his office at Mar Elias College, in the Arab town of Ibillin, Galilee.

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