We Belong to the Land
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About "We Belong to the Land"
Elias Chacour is a Palestinian priest in a Melkite Catholic Church, ^working to unite Israeli Jews, Christians and Muslims. This is the story ^of his fight for peace and reconciliation with Jews and of his aim to love ^across barriers of race and oppression, backed by his Christian faith.
Meet the Author
Elias Chacour (Shah-koor), a Melkite priest, is a graduate of the Seminaire du Saint Sulpice in Paris and the first Palestinian to earn a degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has built schools, libraries, community centers, and youth clubs throughout Israel's Galilee region, where he lives, as a source of reconciliation between Palestinians and Jews. Chacour, who speaks eight languages, has taught in synagogues, mosques, and churches around the world.