Messages of Peace for Bethlehem

24th December 2013 - by Ellen Teague


The Columbans support Pax Christi International and all people of good will who are sending messages of hope and encouragement to the people of Bethlehem.

The season of Christmas reminds us of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ as the Prince of Peace.

The expectation of a just peace in Israel – Palestine is still alive, locally and globally. Pax Christi International supports all those in the Holy Land who show enormous courage in choosing peaceful ways that leads to a just peace. They are trying to restore peace and build bridges between communities and religions.

Please e-mail your Christmas peace prayers and wishes before the 25th of December 2013 (Western Christmas) and/or the 7th of January 2013 (Eastern Christmas). Include your name and where you live. The messages can be personal or from a group or church.

Messages can be emailed to the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem, a Pax Christi partner, at the following address: .


Sponsor a Wall Poster in Bethlehem
Members of the Arab Educational Institute have a number of very moving personal stories that are displayed on long-lasting posters on the separation wall in Bethlehem. These can be seen at:

Pax Christi Member Organisations, partners and other groups can take part in this project with their Christmas peace prayers and messages. The Christmas message posters will be displayed together on one section of the wall about the time of Orthodox Christmas.

Your poster:
can be a personal one or
can be from a group and include the name and logo or
can be done jointly with another group/country and include the various names and logos.

To sponsor a poster costs between 70-100 Euros.
To sponsor a wall poster please contact:
Toine van Teeffelen, Head of Education, Arab Educational Institute,