Proche-Orient

USAID-ASHA Representatives Visit Bethlehem University

USAID-ASHA Representatives Visit Bethlehem University

On Tuesday 10 October 2017 Anne Dix, ASHA Office Director at USAID and Raymond Jennings, Financial Management Specialist for Africa and the Middle East included a stop at Bethlehem University in their first trip to the Middle East. Since 1977 USAID-ASHA (American Schools and Hospitals Abroad) has provided more than $6,800,000 for the construction or […]

Bethlehem University Welcomes His Eminence Cardinal Sandri

Bethlehem University Welcomes His Eminence Cardinal Sandri

On Monday 16 October 2017, Bethlehem University was pleased to welcome His Eminence Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches of the Holy See. Vice Chancellor, Brother Peter Bray, welcomed His Eminence and affirmed the importance of such visits as Bethlehem University is an oasis of peace and hope. Brother Peter thanked […]

Mayor of Beit Jala visits Bethlehem University

Mayor of Beit Jala visits Bethlehem University

Mr. Nicola Khamis, the Mayor of Beit Jala visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday 30th August and met with Br. Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University and Dr. Amal Hadweh, member of the Board of Trustees.  Br. Peter welcomed Mr. Khamis and extended congratulations to the Mayor for his second term in office and wishes […]

Egypt – The Annual Retreat for the Brothers, 2017

Egypt – The Annual Retreat for the Brothers, 2017

Twenty-four Brothers took part in the annual retreat in the Maison de Saint-Marc in Borg El Arab, Egypt, from the 7th to the 14th of July. The retreat giver was Father Guy Tardivy, Prior of the Dominican Convent of Saint-Jacques, Paris, and the theme was “Founded on Rock”. Father Guy dwelt first on the teaching […]

Lebanon – Ecology: 1st Prize for the Collège De La Salle

Lebanon – Ecology: 1st Prize for the Collège De La Salle

On May 31st, the Rotary Club of Zgharta and the Municipality of Zgharta-Ehden organised a design competition for the pupils of the region. The challenge was to produce a poster on the theme of  «Water: our Health and our Responsibility». The jury was made up of specialists in environment, marketing and plastic arts. They awarded […]

Holy Land – Bethlehem University Signs a Partnership Agreement with the International Consortium for Islamophobia Studies

Holy Land – Bethlehem University Signs a Partnership Agreement with the International Consortium for Islamophobia Studies

Bethlehem University announces the signing of a partnership agreement with the International Consortium for Islamophobia Studies, which is a global academic network dedicated to the study of the structural exclusion of Muslims from civil society and to the practices of violence towards them. Hosted by the Center for Race and Gender, Islamophobia Research and Documentation […]

Generalate – International Board of Regents of Bethlehem University Meets in Rome

Generalate – International Board of Regents of Bethlehem University Meets in Rome

Bethlehem University was founded in 1973 as a joint venture of the Vatican and the Brothers of the Christian Schools. It was the first registered University in the West Bank and still the only Catholic University in the Holy Land. More than 16,000 students have graduated from Bethlehem University; today there are more than 3,200 […]

Egypt – RELEM Conference of Visitors

Egypt – RELEM Conference of Visitors

From January 16th to 20th the RELEM Conference of Visitors took place in Borg-El-Arab which is located about 45 kilometers from the city of Alexandria, Egypt. Br. Fadi and District of Proche Orient hosted the conference and all the logistical details were superbly coordinated by the Director of the impressive St. Marc’s College in Alexandria, […]

Lebabon – Perpetual Profession by Brothers Malak Fayez and Louis Mjalli

Lebabon – Perpetual Profession by Brothers Malak Fayez and Louis Mjalli

There are moments that are significant in our lives, and we experienced one of them on Saturday 7 January, 2017, in the chapel of the Collège du Sacré-Cœur, Beyrouth. On that day, the whole District was united in an act of thanksgiving, and Brothers came together from Egypt, The Holy Land, Lebanon and Rome. They […]

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