Around the world, peacemakers are bringing transformative change in places of conflict and hardship. Often these visionary women and men do their work under the radar, with only those in their closest circles of associates appreciating their sacrificial work. Global Peacemakers Speak is our effort at the BIPJ to bring their voices and insights to a broader audience.

Watch our interviews with Dr. Martin Accad from Beirut Lebanon, Dr. Bishara Awad from Palestine, and Lisa Loden from Israel!

Introducing the Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice

The Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice promotes interdisciplinary research and the study of peace and justice in the context of the Palestinian experience.

Based on Christian and biblical principles, and informed by the fatherhood of God and God’s love for all people, our goal is to assist local and international peacemakers to be a part of preventing, mitigating, and transforming conflict and establishing sustainable peace and justice in Palestine, Israel, and throughout the world.

At the heart of the Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice is the Certificate Program in Peacemaking and Justice in the Palestinian Context. The Certificate Program serves undergraduate, graduate, and other learners and may be taken for academic credit or audit. The courses are taught in English and may also be taken separately without completing the Certificate Program.

The BIPJ is also now offering a two-year, 39 credit, accredited MA in Peace and Justice in partnership with St. Stephen’s University, New Brunswick, Canada.

The programs of the Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice are open to people of all faiths who are concerned for the advancement of peace and justice in the world, and who seek to be agents for change in their daily lives. The various programs of the BIPJ serve the Palestinian community, as well as students and researchers from throughout the world.

We welcome you to explore studying with the Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice!