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Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac

Prominent voice for Palestinian Christians

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Date of Birth:

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Beit Sahour, Palestine

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Why Featured?

Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac is a leading figure in advocating for Palestinian rights, promoting Christian-Muslim unity, and addressing the challenges faced by Palestinians under occupation.

Brief bio

Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac is a Palestinian Christian pastor, theologian, and writer, known for his role as the pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem and as the academic dean at Bethlehem Bible College. He is also the director of the Christ at the Checkpoint conferences and has been a vocal advocate for peace and reconciliation in the region. His work often intertwines faith with the political realities of life in Palestine.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Joining Evangelical Church: Transitioned from Orthodox Christianity to an evangelical church founded by a U.S. Presbyterian mission in his youth.

  • Education at Birzeit University: Studied at Birzeit University, where he engaged with student activism and Palestinian liberation issues.

  • Theological Studies in the U.S.: Attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, focusing on theology and its intersection with politics and social justice.

  • Leadership at Bethlehem Bible College: Returned to Palestine to become an instructor and later the academic dean at Bethlehem Bible College.

  • Director of Christ at the Checkpoint Conference: Took over as director of the Christ at the Checkpoint conference in 2012, using the platform to advocate for Palestinian rights and challenge Christian Zionism...See More

  • Advocacy for Palestinian Rights: Outspoken about the need for justice and peace for Palestinians, both within the church and in international platforms...See More

  • Interfaith Dialogue: Actively engaged in Christian-Islamic discussions, promoting unity and coexistence...See More

  • Critique of Christian Zionism: Challenged the narrative of Christian Zionism, emphasizing its impact on Palestinian lives.

  • Promotion of Palestinian Christian Narrative: Highlighted the experiences and struggles of Palestinian Christians under Israeli occupation.

  • Authorship: Authored several works addressing the intersection of faith, politics, and the struggle for Palestinian rights.

Date of Last Update: 
January 13, 2024

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