Conversations with 3x Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
Archbishop Elias Chacour

Thursday, September 17, 2015

We belong to the land by elias chacour.jpgblood brothers book by elias chacour-2013.jpgElias Chacour is the retired Archibishop of Galilee in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. Father Chacour is known for his efforts to promote reconciliation between Arabs and Israelis. In Blood Brothers, he tells his own and his people’s story that continues to inform present-day Israel.

He is the founder of the Mar Elias Educational Institutions, K-12 (3,000 Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Druze faculty and students) in Ibillin.

He describes himself as a Palestinian-Arab-Christian-Israeli.

Come and learn what this complicated identity means, how it is even possible in a time like ours, and what Father Chacour’s vision of peace entails.

Western Theological Seminary promotes hearing, discussing and pondering viewpoints across the spectrum of public opinion on complex issues.



Presentation at Hope College

Graves Hall 263 College Ave, Holland, MI



Community Presentation at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

195 W. 13th St., Holland, MI


Sponsored by:

Kairos West Michigan

Western Theological Seminary

First United Methodist Church, Peace with Justice Committee

Hope Church, Holland

Third Reformed Church, Holland


For more information, contact the Rev. John Kleinheksel at 616.994.0187