Bright Stars of Bethlehem

December 3, 2018 by Melaina Wilson


Bright Stars of Bethlehem was born in 1995 from the mind of Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb. It began as an outreach ministry from Christmas Lutheran Church, where he served, to Bethlehem, Palestine. Bright Stars of Bethlehem was incorporated in 2003 “to support the health, education, cultural and spiritual development of the people of the Middle East in order to promote peace and harmony in the region.” Bright Stars provides funding and support to educational and cultural initiatives through Dar al-Kalima University of Arts and Culture, Diyar Academy of Youth and the Ajyal Senior Center. Together, Bright Stars impacts the lives of 60,000 men, women and children in Palestine by helping to empower college students, children and youth, young families and seniors.

Rev. Mitri Raheb says, “Our aim is that our people, who admire stars, will dare to look up and dream, to believe in goals to strive for, and develop a new sense of hope, community, beauty and faith.”

Bright Stars of Bethlehem is a partner of the Presbyterian Foundation.