Title: Palestinian Christians: A presence of hope and action
Author: Rifat Kassis, Kairos Palestine
Voices from the South E-Newsletter: February 2017
Each week, Al Quds Newspaper (the largest circulation daily newspaper in the Palestinian territories), publishes a column that is authored by Kairos Palestine. The column, “A Moment of Truth,” is named after the Palestinian Kairos Document that was published in 2009.
In December 2016, Rifat Kassis (former coordinator for Kairos Palestine, and current member of the coordination group) was published in an article entitled “The Future of Christians in Palestine: Presence rather than Existence.” In this month’s “Voices from the South,” we present an adapted article that was based on Rifat’s original Arabic piece. Rifat discusses three theological elements that are crucial to understanding how Christians in the region have managed to preserve their existence and role in their societies.