The Old Woman and the Doctor

The Old Woman and the Doctor He wore his white coat and put on his blue face mask. How much he started to hate this mask needed in the corona period. It became part of his official uniform as a doctor. He breathed deep and went out of the changing room to start treating the…

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AEI interview series: “A Christian-Islamic Religious Vision on the Concept of Sumud in Times of the Covid-19 Crisis,” supported by KAICIID (Vienna).

Rania Murra , Director of the Arab Educational Institute / Bethlehem – Member Organization of Pax Christi International “For us Palestinians, sumud represents life on earth.” What does sumud mean to you? The first thing that comes to my mind when hearing the word sumud: How can a person smile and have hope in the…

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Advent, Christmas and New Year Message

During this blessed season and amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the daily occupation and the deteriorating economic circumstances in which the Palestinian people and the whole world find themselves, I cordially invite you to join me in a reflective virtual pilgrimage to Bethlehem, Palestine – the birth place of our Lord Jesus Christ. As a human…

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Fundraising for English Tutoring

Dear friends of the AEI, I am Theresa Priebe, a german volunteer in the AEI. I have now already been here since 8 eight month. About four month ago I started giving English tutoring to friends of mine and their siblings. I noticed that many kids have problems with simple english conversations, which made me…

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Wishes and Prayers Christmas 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Palestine.     At this special time of Christmas we wish to offer you blessings and our solidarity and to assure you that we are thinking of you, and praying with you.   In Pax Christi we are gathering Christmas messages to you from our members and from others who…

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Article – The Wall Cannot Stop Our Stories

The Wall Cannot Stop Our Stories     The Arabic concept of sumud, literally steadfastness, guides the youth’ and women’s work at the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem, member of the peace movement Pax Christi. At the time when the concept started to become widely used in the Palestinian movement in the occupied West Bank,…

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Strategic Plan 2016-2019

Strategic Plan Arab Educational Institute 30/8/2016 – 30/8/2019     Basic data     Full name of the organisation Arab Educational Institute Acronym AEI-Open Windows Date established December 1987 Nationality Palestinian Legal status, official registration number NGO Non-profit organization QR-0034-F Official address P.O.Box 681, Bethlehem Visiting address Paulus VI Street (Madbasseh), Youth Media House Hebron…

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