A visit to the Bethlehem University Library

Yesterday, Wednesday 9th of March 2022, the Arab Educational Institute, represented by its director Mrs. Rania Murra and the Sumud Story House coordinator Mrs. Claudette Mubarak, had a meeting with the director of the Bethlehem University Library, Mrs. Elizabeth Dsouza and Mrs. Marie Van Teeffelen. The meeting aimed at discussing the ways of cooperation between the two institutions and to …

Document “We Choose Abundant Life”

On Monday 21st of February 2022, the Arab Educational Institute – member organization of Pax Christi International, represented by its Co-president, Mr. Fuad Giacaman, participated in a dialogue session with a selected group of church and community leaders, to discuss the document “We Choose Abundant Life”. This meeting took place on the campus of Dar Al-Kalima University, by the invitation …

AEI Celebrates Women’s Day and Mother’s Day

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, “Psychology Alyum” Institute, represented by Mrs. Sandrine Hilal, with a group of American women, and in cooperation with the Arab Educational Institute, organized two events. These events aimed at raising women’s awareness about the importance of self-esteem and knowing their important role and their influence in their homes and …

AEI Holds Advisory Board Meeting

Last Saturday, 26th of February 2022, the Arab Educational Institute / member organization of Pax Christi International held a meeting for the Advisory Board in the AEI Sumud Story House. The meeting aimed at introducing and welcoming the new members of the Advisory Board. In addition to that, AEI team did a presentation about the institute, its activities, projects and …

Christian Monastic Fraternity Visit AEI

On Saturday, 26th of February 2022, the Arab Educational Institute received two brothers, Emily and Richard, from the Taizé group/France – an ecumenical Christian monastic fraternity stationed in Taizé/ France. Every year, many youths from all around the world make a pilgrimage to this village to pray, study the Bible and plan to serve in their communities and churches when …

The Sumud Story House in Bethlehem

The Arab concept of Sumud, literally steadfastness or fortitude, inspires women’s work in the Sumud Story House of the Arab Educational Institute (AEI), a Palestinian NGO for community education in the occupied West Bank which is part of the international peace movement Pax Christi. Sumud is sometimes symbolized by a cactus or olive tree: it refers to the resistance of …

AEI Children’s Group Celebrate Christmas

AEI held a celebration with the children’s group on the occasion of the glorious Christmas. The meeting included many activities, such as talking about the meanings, values, and symbols of Christmas. Then, the children colored some drawings that express the symbols of the feast, while others have written some prayers and wishes for Christmas and for the New Year 2022. …

AEI Annual Celebration in Ramallah

The Arab Educational Institute / Bethlehem held its annual celebration on the occasions of Christmas, the Birthday of Prophet Mohammad, the Palestinian Teacher’s Day and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event was attended by the government and private schools network in Ramallah in the frame of the program entitled, “Citizenship and Diversity: Christian / Muslim Living Together in …

Sumud Story House Women’s Group Celebrate Christmas

In an atmosphere of love and joy, the women’s group gathered on Monday 20/12/2021 to celebrate the glorious Christmas. The meeting included many activities, such as having breakfast together and enjoying the Pingo game. After that, the women decorated the Sumud Story House Christmas tree with Christmas decorations and some meanings and values of Christmas, such as joy, humility, love, …

Self-Awareness Discussed in Women’s Group Meeting

On Monday, 13th of December 2021, the Sumud Story House women’s group met with Mrs. Sandrine Hilal – Director of the “Psychology Today” Institute The women were able to express their skills, traits, strengths, and weaknesses through the meeting entitled “Self-Awareness”. At the end, it was agreed on the importance of self-knowledge, love and continuous development.