The Carter Center recently hosted a summit called “Pursuing Peace and Strengthening Presence” aimed at helping create “a just and lasting peace in the The Holy Land.”
One of the participants was Reverend Mitri Raheb, pastor of the Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, West Bank. He’s also president of Bright Stars of Bethlehem.
Earlier his year, Raheb received the Olof Palme Prize, a humanitarian peace award from the Swedish parliament. He’s author of Faith in the Face of Empire, which asks readers to examine the Bible from the perspective of the Palestinian Jews who wrote it. Raheb tells us how he thinks Christian churches and American political leaders can help facilitate peace between Israelis and Palestinians.