Join us for a film showing as part of the multi-faith, community-wide Palestinian Film Festival through Bright Stars of Bethlehem. On Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m., Gloria Dei will host the screening of The Stones Cry Out.
In 1948, tens of thousands of Palestinian villagers were driven from their homes in what was officially dubbed “Operation Broom,” intended to literally sweep tens of thousands of Palestinians from their homes in the fertile hills and valleys of the Galilee, and make way for settlers in the newly created state of Israel.
Christianity was born in Palestine two thousand years ago. From there it spread throughout the Middle East and to the rest of the world.
All too often, media coverage of the conflict in Palestine has framed it as a fight between Muslims and Jews, largely ignoring the fact that Palestine was the birthplace of Christianity, that Palestinians are both Muslims and Christians, and that Palestinian Christians have played a critical role in their land’s history and the struggle to maintain its identity.
From 1948 up to today, through wars and uprisings, leading Palestinian Christians recount the unwavering and sometimes desperate struggle of all Palestinians to resist Israel’s occupation and stay on their land.
If you have questions about the screening, please contact Pastor Lois.