Grace Al Zoughbi

In this episode, Dr. Karen Fancher interviews our friend Grace Al Zoughbi about her work in her hometown of Bethlehem. Grace, who is a Palestinian Christian, was head of the department of Biblical Studies at Bethlehem Bible College and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Theology at the London School of Theology. Her dissertation is entitled, “Theological Education of Women in the Arab World: An Exploration of Religious and Cultural Assumptions Impacting Their Participation.” Grace speaks with Dr. Karen Fancher in this episode of Development and Justice on the possibilities and challenges of life in Palestine. In speaking of the daily challenges like crossing into Jerusalem from Bethlehem she says, “There are walls, and who likes walls? They are ugly and they speak of barriers between people, they build barriers in people’s minds and hearts.” Grace demonstrates the possibilities and calls upon us to imagine the prophetic possibilities of removing walls from our hearts and minds. May it be Lord, may it be so.

Grace Al Zoughbi and Dr. Karen Fancher in Bethlehem
Grace and husband Michael Arteen in Washington with Karen Fancher

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