Do you want to know more about the Land of the Bible? Do you want to spend time with Palestinian Christians, and understand the theological, social, and political realities as it pertains to the land through Palestinian Christian perspective?
Christ at the Checkpoint offers you a unique opportunity every two years to immerse yourself in the context of conflict and learn first-hand about peace-making and reconciliation. A biennial international conference, held in Bethlehem, it hosts hundreds of Evangelical leaders and scholars for discussion and reflection on the conflict – all in dialogue with Scripture. This conference has an evangelical spirit. Among the distinctives that make it unique: 1) Quality speakers, 2) Giving voice to Palestinian Christians, 3) Openness to diverse perspectives, 4) Dialogue, and 5) Activism.
As such, this biennial conference can serve as an immersion course within the international study program of Bethlehem Bible College for those interested in attending for academic credit.
The mission of “Christ at the Checkpoint” is to challenge Evangelicals to take responsibility to help resolve the conflicts in Israel/Palestine by engaging with the teaching of Jesus on the Kingdom of God.
In this context, the goal is to realize the four main objectives of the Christ at the Checkpoint conferences:
- Empower and encourage the Palestinian church role in achieving peace, through building trust between the peoples of the land, removing hatred, practicing tolerance and acceptance, and being able to appreciate and understand all people who share this land.
- Discuss 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 Christian 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 Israel/Palestine and its ramifications for the Middle East and the world.
For more, please visit www.christatthecheckpoint.bethbc.edu