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A Three-day Book Exhibition at Hope school

Under the patronage of the Mayor of Beit Jala Mr. Nicola Khamis, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in Bethlehem, Hope school organized a three-day book exhibition at the school hall. The invitation was open to other students in Bethlehem area and local community at large. The inauguration ceremony started with the cutting of the ribbon by the mayor and the representative of Ministry of Education, Mr. Nimer Hammad. In his speech, the mayor thanked Hope school for this important event, asserting his support for such activities because "we notice that our children are tending towards using the internet and social media and has left away the books and other written references" as

Garden of Peace

Politicians cannot make peace. Only the children of God can do. Only those who trust in God can make peace among people and nations. Hope school symbolized a commitment to peace through a humble initiative; starting and establishing Garden of Peace. Friends of Hope school participate in this commitment with us by planting an olive tree as a symbol of peace in the school Garden of Peace. Our most recent group to plant a tree, pictured below, were friends from an ELCA church in Madison, Wisconsin. Thank-you to all those who are insisting in planting peace in the Holy Land.

Independence Day at Hope School

This last Saturday, school looked a little different as we celebrated Palestinian Independence day. It was full of food, traditional clothing, speeches, games, and laughter! In a place in which we have little independence over our lives, for Hope School, the meaning Independence Day takes on is something less standard than one would assume. For us, it is a day to remind ourselves to continue to be active and steadfast in our commitment to unity, peace, love and coexistence. We remind ourselves that these are the elements which bring true transformation and justice, which Jesus Christ exemplified and calls us to, and which we have always deeply longed for. We invite you to continue to pray fo