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The factotum of the Sabastiya Guesthouse who wants to bring beauty to the whole town

The factotum of the Sabastiya Guesthouse who wants to bring beauty to the whole town

March 2017

"Shady!". Hush. "Shaady!". We shout again; silence again. Then suddenly he appears, with the phone on one side and with a pack of towels and blankets under his other arm. His [...]

Restoring the physical place to preserve faith: the inauguration of the newly restored tomb of the Holy Sepulcher

Restoring the physical place to preserve faith: the inauguration of the newly restored tomb of the Holy Sepulcher

March 2017

It had never happened before. The tomb of the Holy Sepulcher has been finally restored after 10 months of work. For the inauguration, the chairs are arranged in a circle, divided [...]

Six years of war in Syria and the tireless efforts of ATS pro Terra Sancta alongside the population

Six years of war in Syria and the tireless efforts of ATS pro Terra Sancta alongside the population

March 2017

It was 15 March 2011. At that time, the Middle East lived a new hope brought by the Arab Springs, when a series of demonstrations against the regime of Bashar [...]

Co-existence proposals from the Middle East: the subscriptions to the Middle East Community Program are open!

Co-existence proposals from the Middle East: the subscriptions to the Middle East Community Program are open!

March 2017

Examples of co-existence, while everywhere in the Middle East never-ending conflicts destroy everything. Excursions between Israel and Palestine, to discover a millenary heritage that belongs to all humanity. Lectures to [...]

“We were all born there”: a conference in Milan explains why it is important to support the Holy Land

“We were all born there”: a conference in Milan explains why it is important to support the Holy Land

March 2017

"The commitment to support the Churches of the Middle East dates back to St. Paul. The apostle of the Gentiles always insisted on the commitment for Jerusalem, because thanks to [...]

Terra Sancta Museum on the Via Dolorosa, because no one knows about it

Terra Sancta Museum on the Via Dolorosa, because "no one knows about it"

February 2017

“Before I started working here I did not know anything about the Via Dolorosa, I didn’t even know what Convent of the Flagellation was...” Christine tells us. She is a 24 [...]

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 [...]