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Story of the JACC, the centre supporting African refugees in Jerusalem

Story of the JACC, the centre supporting African refugees in Jerusalem

January 2019

In Israel there is a refugee "emergency" as well. It's different from the one Europe is facing, of course, but significant. The largest waves of migration began at the end [...]

We go back home with Bethlehem our hearts: speaking the young volunteers from Italy

We go back home with Bethlehem our hearts: speaking the young volunteers from Italy

January 2019

For all Italian volunteersnand workers who live in Bethlehem, Christmas also means "tombolata". As usual in the rooms of the Hotel Casanova, after the Mass and a moment of reflection, [...]

Bethlehem: after 2000 years, the beauty and simplicity of an event that changed humanity

Bethlehem: after 2000 years, the beauty and simplicity of an event that changed humanity

December 2018

Once more it's Christmas time in Bethlehem, the whole city lights up for a party and it's general cleaning. What once was a small town on the back of a [...]

Bethlehem, a new home for a Christmas of peace and sharing

Bethlehem, a new home for a Christmas of peace and sharing

December 2018

Placing the little houses, the sheep and the shepherd's statues in the Crib, our imagination flies towards distant exotic landscapes, towards that ancient and rural village in the desert that [...]

With the beginning of the Advent Bethlehem lights up with peace and hope

With the beginning of the Advent Bethlehem lights up with peace and hope

December 2018

Thalathe...'ithnin… wahad…(three, two, one ...) and magically the big Christmas tree in Manger square, Bethlehem, lights up; fireworks light up the starry sky and for five minutes all the faces [...]

Desire for water in Bethlehem: new water tanks as gifts to Rana and her family

"Desire for water" in Bethlehem: new water tanks as gifts to Rana and her family

December 2018

Being able to take a hot shower, do laundry, cook and wash dishes are actions that very often we do automatically without thinking about the fact that in many parts [...]

Bethlehem back in time! The place where Jesus was born as you have never seen it before

Bethlehem back in time! The place where Jesus was born as you have never seen it before

November 2018

This Christmas we bring you to Bethlehem. But not only: we will bring you to the Bethlehem of 2000 years ago. Don't you believe it? We will amaze you. We [...]

Bethlehem: the mothers of Saint Joseph return to school

Bethlehem: the mothers of Saint Joseph return to school

November 2018

A few steps from the headquarters of the University of Bethlehem, in the ICP (Institution Cooperative Partnership), every wednesday morning the mothers of Saint Joseph College return to school. Fortwo [...]