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A lesson with the Arab Institute of Bethlehem: “It’s not enough to know each other and respect each other, but it’s necessary to valorize the other too”

A lesson with the Arab Institute of Bethlehem: “It’s not enough to know each other and respect each other, but it’s necessary to valorize the other too”

February 2017

“I'm rediscovering much of my faith and of the faith of my Christian friends. When you do not know the other, you are guided by stereotypes and distrust ... It takes [...]

Women in Bethlehem: good food, encounter, and the beauty in little things

Women in Bethlehem: good food, encounter, and the beauty in little things

February 2017

5 women, some of them are veiled, some others are not. They are mothers, Christian and Muslim mothers together, and mothers who are learning how to cook. This is the [...]

The rising of Aleppo

The rising of Aleppo

February 2017

(From Terrasanta.net) Rubble, houses and roads destroyed for kilometers. This is the most painful stage of our journey to Syria, where it’s hard to hold the commotion. “Welcome to Aleppo!” The road signs [...]

In Damascus the Franciscans Keep Their Doors Open

In Damascus the Franciscans Keep Their Doors Open

February 2017

(From terrasanta.net) In the Franciscan church near Bab Touma (The Door of Thomas) in Damascus, the dome still bears the signs of recent bombings. Br. Bahjat Karakach, the superior of the [...]

“Reconciling with ourselves, to build the world”: the wonderful adventure of the kids in Bethlehem

“Reconciling with ourselves, to build the world”: the wonderful adventure of the kids in Bethlehem

January 2017

“We learn to reconcile ourselves with our problems, we learn to face them, but above all, we learn to grow starting from them and from other kinds of difficulties. And [...]

Merry Christmas from the Association pro Terra Sancta!

Merry Christmas from the Association pro Terra Sancta!

December 2016

To all those who have donated with a benevolent gesture. To all those who have accompanied us, who have met us along the road, and who have visited us allowing us [...]

Aleppo is free but a real peace is still far away

Aleppo is free but a real peace is still far away

December 2016

“Soldiers cannot make peace, perhaps they might just win a war. We need Politics to pursue peace, but right now Politics is missing and we don’t even know what is going to [...]

With the Italian Episcopal Conference in schools to reduce violence among teens in Bethlehem

With the Italian Episcopal Conference in schools to reduce violence among teens in Bethlehem

November 2016

According to a recent study done by UNICEF, violence in Palestinian schools is growing: almost 50% of children assisted to episodes of violence in class, 51% admitted to have used [...]