The Presbyterian Foundation has developed a program of Transformational Investment to address the troubled region of Israel / Palestine, through investments in a new building for a college-based culinary school and tour guide training program, renewable energy facilities, and a microfinance initiative designed around women’s empowerment and agricultural development.
The program is one more step in the long Presbyterian tradition of working to transform our world, and for which we pray each time we say “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Transformational Investment in the West Bank is one means of working toward these goals. Will your congregation join us in this transformative work?
Introduction to the Presbyterian Foundation's Positive Investment in
Palestine program, including interviews with Palestinian, Israeli, and
Presbyterians have consistently joined in hope and prayer for a peaceful, just, and equitable resolution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. PC(USA) General Assemblies have repeatedly and consistently recognized:
Israel’s right to exist as a sovereign state within secure, internationally recognized borders
Palestinians’ right to self-determination, including the right to establish a neighboring independent, sovereign state
The desire of all to establish a just and durable peace – to which the end of occupation is essential
Tom Taylor interviews Mitri Raheb, founder and president of
Dar al-Kalima University College, and pastor of the Christmas
Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.