Father Ibrahim of Nablus Believes Peace Is Possible… And He Has an Inspiring Vision of How That Could Happen

Father Ibrahim uses the story of the Judgement of Solomon to explain his vision for peace with justice for all people in the Holy Land.

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The Samaritans – An ancient Jewish sect Living peacefully in the middle of Palestine

The Samaritans – Living peacefully in the middle of Palestine Today we visited the Samaritan Village which is located on top of Mount Gerizim one of the two mountains which enclose the city of Nablus. The Samaritans are one of the oldest and smallest religious sects in the world that still exist today after thousands … Continue reading The Samaritans – An ancient Jewish sect Living peacefully in the middle of Palestine

Jacob’s Well – not always a place of peace

Yesterday we visited Jacob's Well.  It is located on the outskirts of Nablus near the Balata refugee camp. There is now a beautiful Orthodox church now built over and around the well. The priest, Abuna Loustinos, (picture below), came from Greece  55 years ago and is  largely responsible for the building of the church.  In the … Continue reading Jacob’s Well – not always a place of peace

Signs, Billboards, and Hoardings…and my limited Arabic

Signs, Billboards, and Hoardings... and my limited Arabic I have always been fascinated by streetscapes in Palestinian towns and cities. Everywhere you look there are shop signs and billboards and advertisements with English in larger letters and a message in Arabic in smaller writing. In the photo above you will see a small example of … Continue reading Signs, Billboards, and Hoardings…and my limited Arabic