Julia Fisher talks to Mazen Naswari – With so many bad news stories coming out of the Middle East, this programme asks the simple question, What is God doing there in these days? As you will hear, the answers to that question are surprising, even miraculous given the depth of feeling, especially mistrust, that exists in the region. So today finds us in the Old City of Jerusalem to meet Mazen Naswari, who is pastor of the Jerusalem Alliance church where Palestinian Christians of all ages meet regularly for prayer, Bible study, services and children’s activities. As I opened the door of the church, I was met by a large group of children … Mazen starts by explaining what was going on.
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.