Rev. Dr. Raheb is speaking in several places around the PNW sponsored by the Bright Stars of Bethlehem with additional event at Seattle Pacific University sponsored by SPU and Churches for Middle East Peace.
By Kairos Puget Sound Coalition | Feb 13, 2020
‘For the people of Palestine, the fact that God revealed himself in the most unexpected place of Palestine meant that defeat in the face of the empire was not an ultimate defeat.’
— Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, sermon, Duke University Chapel
Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, Founder and President of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem is coming to Seattle/Tacoma in March 2020. Born and raised in Bethlehem, Palestine, Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb is the co-founder of Bright Stars of Bethlehem. In 2015 he received the Olof Palme Prize for his courageous and indefatigable fight against occupation and violence, and for a future Middle East characterized by peaceful coexistence and equality for all. In 2012 he was awarded the German Media Prize for his “tireless work in creating room for hope for his people, who are living under Israeli Occupation, through founding and building institutions of excellence in education, culture and health.”
Rev. Dr. Raheb was Pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem and is President of Diyar, a consortium of Lutheran institutions that he founded in 1995. Diyar serves the entire Palestinian community through culture, health, education and heritage programs. He also serves as President of Dar al-Kalima College.
Rev. Dr. Raheb holds a Doctorate in Theology from Philipps University at Marburg, Germany.