Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Azar Ajaj on the 'Price Tag' attacks

Our seminary president Azar Ajaj has composed a brief statement and reflection on the 'price tag' attacks that have taken place at a number of Christian and Muslim sites throughout the region.

Read the whole thing at Come and See, Nazareth's Christian website. A PDF can also be downloaded through Azar's page.

Student News: the ordination of Ziad Farraj

NETS is proud to share that Ziad Farraj has been ordained to be a pastor for the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel, where has been called to pastor for one year the Baptists congregation in the city of Rama.

Ziad is in the final stages of completing his Bachelor of Divinity.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Faculty Publication: "Religious Freedom in Israel-Palestine"

An article by our lecturer in Church History, Alex Miller, was recently published in St Francis Magazine, Vol 10:1, April 2014.

The title of the article is "Religious Freedom in Israel-Palestine: may Muslims become Christians, and do Christians have the freedom to welcome such converts?"

Here is the abstract:

This research represents a continuation and elaboration on Miller’s research for the Christianity and Freedom project, presented in Rome in December of 2013. This article seeks to understand the challenges and context of Christians who are also ex-Muslims in the Holy Land. Attention is paid to the difference between the contexts in the West Bank and Israel, and how the established Christian Churches sometimes safeguard their own precarious sense of security by turning away Muslims who seek to know more about the Christian faith and converts from Islam.

You can download the PDF from Dr. Miller's page or from St Francis Magazine.