Julia Fisher talks to Mazen Naswari – The Old City of Jerusalem is home to thousands of people living cheek by jowl – Muslims, Armenians, Jews and Christians. And in the middle of the city lies a small Arab evangelical church where the pastor is Mazen Naswari. There are hundreds of young people living in the Old City, and some of them go to Mazen’s church. He is keen to encourage them and last year he took them away for a few days and it was hugely successful … so this year he’s planning to do it again … but this time, the plan is even more challenging as he now describes.
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.