We Belong to the Land
The Story of a Palestinian Israeli Who Lives for Peace and Reconciliation
Paperback | 9780268019631 | March 2001
eBook (PDF) | 9780268077082 | November 2015
eBook (EPUB) | 9780268077099 | November 2015
Nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize, world-renowned Palestinian priest, Elias Chacour, narrates the gripping story of his life spent working to achieve peace and reconciliation among Israeli Jews, Christians, and Muslims. From the destruction of his boyhood village and his work as a priest in Galilee to his efforts to build school, libraries, and summer camps for children of all religions, this peacemaker’s moving story brings hope to one of the most complex struggles of our time.
Elias Chacour is the Archbishop of Galilee of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. He is the author of Blood Brothers and recipient of the Niwano Peace Prize.
“The conflict of being a clergyman and a Palestinian Arab in Israel forms the backdrop for this human drama as the author . . . tries to serve as a spokesperson for fellow Palestinians against what they perceive as injustices imposed on them by a Jewish state . . . This is recommended for those interested in a local perspective on the communal conflict in contemporary Israel.” —Library Journal