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Welcome to The Religious Studies Department 
Bethlehem University of the Holy Land is a place of encounters where everyone can move towards God. The campus is situated on the highest point in the town of Bethlehem overlooking the town of Beit Jala to the West, Beit Sahour to the East, Jerusalem to the North, and Hebron to the South.  The very existence and vibrant development of this Catholic Christian University is in fact something of a miracle.

 Oldenburg-Germany Student Exchange with Religious Studies Department at Bethlehem University

Bethlehem University students with Dar Al-Kalima College students have participated in a student exchange program with the Institute of Evangelical Theology and Religious Education at the Carl von Ossietzky University – Oldenburg (Germany), from 28th of Oct. to 6th of Nov. 2011. The exchange program began two years ago. The visit to Germany was a religious focus activity where all students attended a ten days of visiting sights and seminar in Berlin , Wittenberg and Oldenburg. The students from Bethlehem University were: Anton sabat,  Areej Massoud, Bayan Barham, George Bassous, Mariana Qanzoua, Marena Nasser, Rose-Anne Petro, and Mr. Michel Rock.

Third International Religious Conference

Third International Religious Conference   

 The Department of Religious Studies wishes to thank all the presenters, respondents, moderators and all who worked hard for the success of our the Third International Conference on Christian Muslim Relations, entitled: 

"Violence, Non- Violence and Religion"  

           The success of the conference is the result of collaboration of many people from Bethlehem University community and other. Thank you all.


Fr. Jamal Khader
Chairperson, of the
 Department of Religious Studies
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 This conference is amde possible through the genersity of the following sponsors:
-  The Pontifical Mission For Palestine
-  International Federation of Catholic University (IFCU)
-  Friends of Bethlehem University in England and Wales (FoBU),
-  The Living Stones of the Holy Land Trust

If you would like to view some of the conference presentations, click on the titles that follow:

Kairos Palestine - A Moment of Truth

Violence, Ideology and Religion

Globalization, Religion and Terrorism

-  Liberation Theologies in Palestine: Contextual, Secular Humanist and Decolonizing Perspectives

-  From Investment to Divestment: Non Violent Religious Protest and the United Methodist Church in an Historical Context

-  How Christians and Muslims in Norway have jointly approached the problem of violence in close relationships