ISBN-10:
0268019630
ISBN-13:
9780268019631
Pub. Date:
03/09/2001
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
We Belong to the Land: The Story of a Palestinian Israeli Who Lives for Peace and Reconciliation

We Belong to the Land: The Story of a Palestinian Israeli Who Lives for Peace and Reconciliation

by Elias Chacour, Mary E. Jensen
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Overview

Nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize, world-renowned Palestinian priest, Elias Chacour, narrates the gripping story of his life spent working to achieve peace and reconciliation among Israeli Jews, Christians, and Muslims. From the destruction of his boyhood village and his work as a priest in Galilee to his efforts to build school, libraries, and summer camps for children of all religions, this peacemaker’s moving story brings hope to one of the most complex struggles of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780268019631
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 03/09/2001
Series: Erma Konya Kess Lives of the Just and Virtuous Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 611,865
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Elias Chacour is the Archbishop of Galilee of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. He is the author of Blood Brothers and recipient of the Niwano Peace Prize.

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We Belong to the Land: The Story of a Palestinian Israeli Who Lives for Peace and Reconciliation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have had the privilege of spending 10 days with Abuna Elias Chacour in Ibillin. This book tells of not only the struggle of the Palestinian people who have been robbed of their land and heritage, but also about the enduring faith and selflessness of Abuna Chacour. He has devoted his life to making a better life for Palestinians so that one day they may live side by side with the Jews. He does not preach a message of hate, but rather one of love. We are all God's children and should act like it. If one responds to violence with more violence then the ugly cycle will never end.... but, enough from me, Abuna is able to tell these messages so much better...
swimmerCB More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It actually is very similar to aother book of Chacour's, BLOOD BROTHERS. A lot of the same situations were in both book. It does help one understand more about the origins of many of the problems in the Holy Land.