Christ at the Checkpoint 2012

Christ at the Checkpoint 2012

Bethlehem Bible College invites you to participate in the continuation of what was a unique conference of Palestinian and international Evangelical Christians concerning the theology of the land held in Bethlehem in March 2010.

The second international Christ at the Checkpoint conference will be held from March 5-9, 2012 at the Convention Palace in Bethlehem, Palestine. The overarching theme of the 2012 conference will be “Hope in the Midst of Conflict”. The aim of Christ at the Checkpoint is to provide an opportunity for Evangelical Christians who take the Bible seriously to prayerfully seek a proper awareness of issues of peace, justice, and reconciliation. The conference will:

  • Empower and encourage the Palestinian church.
  • Expose the realities of the injustices in the Palestinian Territories and create awareness of the obstacles to reconciliation and peace.
  • Create a platform for serious engagement with Biblical Zionism and an open forum for ongoing dialogue between all positions within the Evangelical theological spectrum.
  • Motivate participants to become advocates for the reconciliation work of the church in Palestine/Israel and its ramifications for the Middle East and the world.

We have confirmed a wide range of world-class international speakers, as well as well-equipped local Palestinian and Messianic Jewish leaders, who will share from their own experiences and offer a variety of diverse perspectives. Confirmed speakers include: Tony Campolo, Shane Claiborne, Gary Burge, Ron Sider, John Ortberg, Stephen Sizer, Evan Thomas, Lynne Hybels, Salim Munayer, Bishara Awad, Bob Roberts, Ken Sande, Alex Awad, Chris Seiple, Joel Hunter, Manfred Kohl, Doug Birdsall, Hanna Katanacho, Jonathan Kuttab, Sami Awad, Daniel Bourdanne, Steve Haas, Richard Harvey, Ben White, Imad Shehade, and Chawkat Moucarry.

Information on registration and package deals that include airfare and hotel accommodation at reduced rates can be found on the Christ at the Checkpoint Additional questions can be directed to