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Bethlehem University - called to be prophetic!

Wed 15 February 2017

Bethlehem University - called to be prophetic!

A Talk by Brother Peter Bray

Brother Peter Bray, a New Zealander who is Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, will be speaking on the topic Bethlehem University - called to be prophetic! As an unashamedly Christian university, how should Bethlehem University respond to the situation in Palestine and in the Middle East? This will be an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a Christian university under occupation and what attitudes should be promoted that reflect its Christian dimension in a country with less than 2% Christian and where Muslims make up the majority of the student population.

What:  Br Peter Bray (Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University) will give a talk on the situation in Palestine

When:  6pm on Wednesday, 15 February, 2017

Where:  Connolly Hall (behind Sacred Heart Cathedral)

Cnr Hill Street & Guildford Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington

*Free parking is available in the Archdiocesan car park beneath the Catholic Centre, 22 Hill Street, Thorndon. 

Brother Peter Bray has been vice-chancellor of Bethlehem University since 2009, the oldest university in Palestine and the only Catholic university in the Holy Land. He has more than 30 years of Catholic education experience as a teacher, consultant, administrator, and expert in leadership and educational systems. Prior to his appointment as vice-chancellor, Brother Peter was the Director and CEO of the Wellington Catholic Education Center.

In 2015, we provided funds to our partner, Bethlehem University, which is being used to provide courses for Palestinians in small business management and vocational training.

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