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 [...]
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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 [...]
On International Day of Education, meet Marcy Heinz, a Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice student, speaking briefly about her experience studying with us! “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When I stepped off the plane at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel in the late 1990’s I had no idea what the road ahead of me might include. I only knew I was following God’s call and was in a season of [...]
Passionate about peacemaking? Want to be a part of the global movement in peace studies? Desire to learn more from dynamic Holy Land Christian peacemakers? Join us on the 24th of January in our second online course for audit or credit entitled Introduction to Peacemaking and Justice 2. Read More
Students from more than half a dozen countries are deeply engaged in the first fully online course of the Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice. The course is entitled Introduction to Peacemaking and Justice in the Palestinian Context 1. The materials challenge the participants to consider what it means to be a peacemaker in our troubled world. Noted Palestinian lecturers are taking the discussion out of the ivory tower into the harsh reality of Palestinian life. One student comments, “I am thoroughly enjoying and stimulated by the lectures, readings, and discussion threads!” You can join us! Registration is now open [...]