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The Summer Intensive in Peacemaking and Justice Changes Lives

2023-06-01T08:38:25+00:00

The Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice completed its two-week Summer Intensive in Peacemaking and Justice course (www.bipj.org). Participants from Canada, the United States, Palestine, Belgium, Jordan, and Wales explored the conflict and the difficult road to peace and justice in Palestine and Israel through classroom lectures, field research, readings and student-led in-depth personal interviews. Conducted every year during the last two weeks of May and based at Bethlehem Bible College, the Intensive was a transforming experience for all sixteen students, whether 18 or 65! It was a time of learning how faith and spirituality intersect with peace and justice. For example, [...]

The Summer Intensive in Peacemaking and Justice Changes Lives2023-06-01T08:38:25+00:00

(BIPJ) Conducted an Academic Symposium Entitled “Normalization and Resistance”

2023-05-03T07:15:29+00:00

On April 28, the Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice (BIPJ) at Bethlehem Bible College conducted an academic symposium entitled "Normalization and Resistance: Christian Responses to Oppression." This topic is not theoretical to the Palestinian community, which must live under the burden of the occupation every day and is at times divided by how to respond. Andrew Bush, the director of the BIPJ, says, "This symposium represents the goal of the Institute to bring the voices of international peacemakers to Palestine and to bring the insights of [...]

(BIPJ) Conducted an Academic Symposium Entitled “Normalization and Resistance”2023-05-03T07:15:29+00:00

Eastern University Adopts BIPJ Courses

2023-01-16T11:47:28+00:00

The Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice’s online courses continue to gain wide approval. Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania, approved all three BIPJ’s Certificate Program courses to be added as electives to its MA in Theological and Cultural Anthropology. These courses include the semester-length Peacemaking and Justice in the Palestinian Context 1 and 2, offered in the Fall and Spring semesters, respectively, and the Summer Intensive, a residential program in Bethlehem provided during the last two weeks of May. The approval by Eastern University of these courses, and the academic credits earned with their completion, occurred after a review [...]

Eastern University Adopts BIPJ Courses2023-01-16T11:47:28+00:00

Inaugural Year of Peace Studies Program Concludes

2022-07-25T08:14:00+00:00

The Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice (BIPJ) at Bethlehem Bible College has successfully completed its inaugural year of its Certificate Program in Peace and Justice!  More than seventy students participated in the Program’s course offerings from a wide range of countries including China, the Philippines, Liberia, South Africa, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Scotland, England, Wales, Canada and the US. Andrew Bush, the director of the BIPJ at BBC, says, “The Certificate Program has had a positive impact on the lives of our students. For example, a few days ago one participant wrote that because of the Program they were now [...]

Inaugural Year of Peace Studies Program Concludes2022-07-25T08:14:00+00:00

An Interview with Bishara Awad about His Autobiography Yet in the Dark Streets Shining

2022-04-14T07:32:09+00:00

Andrew Bush, the director of the Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice (BIPJ), with the Network of Evangelicals for the Middle East (NEME) recently conducted a webinar to celebrate the launching of  Bishara Awad’s new autobiography, Yet in the Dark Streets Shining.  In this webinar, Andrew interviews Bishara about his life story.  Co-written with Mercy Aiken, this is a moving account of a Palestinian family trying to survive the war in 1948 in Jerusalem. It is a testimony of faith in Christ Jesus that sustains a family in the face of grievous loss.  It is a witness of the miraculous [...]

An Interview with Bishara Awad about His Autobiography Yet in the Dark Streets Shining2022-04-14T07:32:09+00:00

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