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Re-entry

An update from two volunteers’ semester in Bethlehem Last February, John and Barbara Fritsche traded their downtown Chicago condo for a small apartment in the bustling center of Bethlehem. They’d wake every morning to the sounds of church bells, calls to prayer, and shop-owners hawking their goods. They found themselves immersed in an energy that […]

Dar al-Kalima grad receives award at Cannes Film Festival!

  Dar al Kalima graduate, Wisam Al Jafari receives 3rd prize at Cannes International Film Festival! The first Dar al-Kalima University of Arts graduate to be represented at this prestigious international films festival received a Cinéfondation prize, an award for emerging filmmakers for his film, Ambience. His film takes the unique approach of representing life […]

Play presents Mary through eyes of today’s Bethlehemites

“This is a play that’s so important because it celebrates our Palestinian women. And we need to celebrate our Palestinian women,” shared a father, with his arms around his two sons. Dr. Victoria Rue recounts this memorable response to her play, Maryam: A Woman of Bethlehem. The play, based on interviews with 30+ Bethlehem residents […]

Dar al-Kalima grad is headed to Cannes Film Festival!

Wisam Al-Jafari’s short film, Ambience was one of 17 films selected out of 2,000 international submissions for a Cinéfondation award, a prize given to emerging filmmakers. The jury will award three Cinéfondation prizes on May 23 at the Palais des Festivals Buñuel Theatre. This recognition also marks the first time Dar al-Kalima is represented at […]

Dar al-Kalima launches international student film festival

This April, Dar al Kalima University of Arts and Culture launched the first film festival in Bethlehem showcasing student films from across the world. From April 1-6, the college screened over 74 films from 16 countries and 18 schools. For six days straight, the college drew crowds from morning until evening to watch student films […]

BREAKING NEWS!

WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE MARC LAMONT HILL AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR OUR 15TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CELEBRATION IN CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 29!   VIEW THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FROM REV. DR. MITRI RAHEB HERE- VISIT OUR EVENT PAGE HERE.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Bethany Lutheran Church

    September 14 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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    September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm