Elias Chacour was the Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and All Galilee of the Melkite Greek . Chacour is the author of two best selling books, Blood Brothers and We Belong to the Land. Blood Brothers covers his childhood growing up in. Elias Chacour enjoyed a simple childhood in Biram, a small village in Galilee. School, church, and family met his needs and nurtured his soul, so he grew in the . Elias Chacourt is a Melkite Catholic priest and a Palestinian. Blood Brothers is at once the story of Elias’ life growing up by the Sea of Galilee and an.

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Yitzhak Epstein, an agriculturist, warned the Zionist Party that they “had wrongly consulted every political power that held sway over Palestine without consulting the Palestinians themselves I learned bloos lot about the history of the Isreali-Palestinian conflict from this book, as well as being encouraged through the example of a modern day saint.

The co-educational Mar Elias Educational Institutions enroll 2, students from age 3 through 18, including MuslimsChristiansand Druze. Any Christian or Muslim or Jew could read this and should. Honestly, after finishing this book, I feel a bit embarrassed that I have gone on for so long so confused by these issues. My dear friend and Lutheran pastor, who visited Palestine inadvised me that Blood Brothers was a good introduction to the history of the conflict in the Middle East.

It has always been my experience in the past that i do not enjoy nonfiction and that is definitely still true. Chacour most likely wrote this book for older audiences and if I were to read it again, I feel I would be able to receive a full understanding on everything the author was saying throughout his story. It is so brothfrs in favor of the Jews. Today, Chacour is retired under the charges of sexual harassment and mismanagement.

This study guide contains the following sections: In recognition of his humanitarian efforts he has received honors including the World Methodist Peace Award, the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneurthe Peacemakers in Action Award from the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understandingand the Niwano Peace Prize Japan as well as honorary doctorates from five universities including Duke blokd Emory.


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It helped me understand why Israel and Palestine had such a strong hate for each other. Elias ChacourDavid Hazard Limited preview – He thought about Jesus as the peacemaker and wondered how he could emulate Him.

I want a beginning, a middle and an end. From there it went straight down hill.

A deeply emotional, heartfelt conversation ensued as they both shared stories of loss and sadness about their homelands. We all need to work for peace. Blood Brothers covers his childhood growing up in the town of Biram, his development into a young man, chackur his early years as a priest in Ibillin. This was one of the reasons I found the book interesting and was able to read it all the way through.

He attended a boarding school in Haifa and then a high school in Nazareth.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Treasures of the Heart. An exile in his native land, Elias began a years-long struggle with his love for the Jewish people and the world’s misunderstanding of his own people, the Palestinians. But what such a reader is unprepared for is how Chacour’s story surprisingly uplifts as he shares how his family struggles to survive in ways that were in lockstep with gospel teachings.

I also feel guilty for not loving this book when I greatly admire the work this man has done, how dedicated he is to doing what he can to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis. Blood Brothers is an autobiography written by Elias Chacour. What role did Britain play?

Elias was born in the early 40’s to a Palestinian Christian family that dates its roots back to New Testament times. Elias Chacour is just a small boy, when his family had close relationships with Jews in his community. He describes himself as a “Palestinian-Arab-Christian-Israeli”.


Blood Brothers

An advocate of non-violenceChacour travels often between the Middle East and other countries around the world. This book helped me understand the Palestinian side of the Middle East conflict in He found his answer in the simple, haunting words of the Man of Galilee: Elias Chacour watched his family lose their home and several other things. But then, suddenly and without warning, you find yourself swept up in the raging violence and terror that begins the Israeli-Palestinia Imagine you’re a Christian child and a native of the Holy Land, living there as you and your family practice your faith in the very setting of Jesus’ earthly life.

School, church, and family met his needs and nurtured his soul, so he grew in the security of love and spirituality. I never thought about Christians chaacour Palestine before.

Blood Brothers – Elias Chacour

This book helped me to look at many things in different perspective. Arturo has to read this for his English class, so I read it too. A few months ago, we discussed Blood Brothers at our church book group, and we had two special guests: That we treat others as we want to be treated and to dhacour the mercy we desire and need, if we are honest!

How do you find it your right to judge? If you are the type of person who reads for bloood and likes to be captivated by what you read, then I do not recommend this book for you.

No wonder Palestinian militants are blowing themselves up. Niwano Peace Prize laureates. From childhood, I was taught that Israel was the Promised Land that chacoir to the Jews and had never seen Zionism from another angle. During the Zionist takeover of Palestine, Israel destroyed Palestinian villages, including Chacour’s.

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