Our aim is to build bridges ....
To build bridges of understanding and support, in a spirit of reconciliation, between believers (both Jewish and Arab) in the Holy Land (Israel and the Palestinian Areas) and Christians worldwide.
It all started with an article about the plight of Arab Christians in
Bethlehem - “Remember Bethlehem – a place of birth and sacrifice” - in particular those belonging to the evangelical
community there. For those of you who are passionate about supporting Israel,
this article posed a challenge: can we feed first and talk theology afterwards?
'The Olive Tree' is a weekly programme. Each programme asks the simple
question, 'What is God doing in Israel and the Palestinian Areas today?'
and the answers will be provided by believers living in the Holy Land,
both Jews and Arabs, as well as from others who know the situation well.
To hear all programmes, click here to download or listen. Come with me to Jerusalem to a house overlooking Mount Zion where a man called Marcel Rebiai lives with his wife and family and a community of Christians. Marcel’s own story is extraordinary – he was born in Algeria where, for various reasons, he ran away from home and ended up being cared for by a Swiss missionary family.
Download: Click here to download the MP3