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OFFICIAL POSITIONS

 

2011 -               President of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan

                          & The Holy Land

2006 -               Founder & President of Diyar Consortium

2006 -               Founder & President of Dar al-Kalima College

2004 -               Co-Founder & President of Bright Starts of Bethlehem

1988 -               Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church, Bethlehem


EDUCATION

1995: Post Doctoral Research at Hartford Seminary, Overseas Ministries Study Center: Research Enablement Program. “Contextualizing the Scripture: Towards a New Understanding of the Qur’an. An Arab-Christian Perspective.

1986 – 1988:  Dept for Protestant Theology, Philipps University Marburg, Germany
Doctor of Theology, Dissertation title: “The Heritage of Reformation among the Palestinians. The History of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan.”

1984 – 1985:  Dept for Protestant Theology, Philipps University Marburg, Germany
MA, Protestant Theology

1980-1984:  Hermannsburg Mission Seminary
BA, Protestant Theology

ORGANIZATIONS (CO-)FOUNDED BY MITRI RAHEB

Diyar www.diyar.ps

Dar al-Kalima College www.daralkalima.edu.ps

Bright stars of Bethlehem www.brightstarsbethlehem.org

Foerderverein Dar al-Kalima www.foerderverein-bethlehem.de

Betlehems Venner www.betlehem-venner.dk

DINO www.dino-muenster.de

 

INFRA-STRUCTURE PROJECTS IN BETHLEHEM BY MITRI RAHEB

  • 1995 Opening of Dar an-Nadwa
  • 1999 Opening of al-Kahf Arts & Crafts Center
  • 2000 Opening of Dar al-Kalima School
  • 2003 Opening of ad-Dar Cultural & Conference Center
  • 2003 Opening of Dar al-Kalima Health & Wellness Center
  • 2004 Opening of Il’illiyeh Restaurant & al-Kuz Coffee shop
  • 2005 Opening of Bethlehem Media Center
  • 2010 Opening of Dar al-Kalima College Building

 

BOOKS BY MITRI RAHEB (A selection) "The most widely published Palestinian theologian to date"

Mitri Raheb & Garo Nalbandian & Fred Strickert: Bethlehem A World Heritage. (Bethlehem: Diyar 2013).

Mitri Raheb, (ed), The Biblical Text in the Context of Occupation: Towards a new hermeneutics of liberation. (Bethlehem: Diyar 2012).

Mitri Raheb, (ed) The Invention of History: A Century of Interplay between Theology and Politics in Palestine, (Bethlehem: Diyar Publisher 2011).

Id., Al Qass Collings, Rifat Odeh, and Mitri Raheb (eds), Palestinian Christians: Facts, Figures and Trends, (Bethlehem: Diyar Publisher 2008).

Id., God’s Reign and People’s Rule, (Berlin: Aphorisma 2007).

Id., Bethlehem hinter Mauern, (Guetersloh: Guetersloher Verlaghouse 2005).

Id., Bethlehem Besieged, (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress 2004).
Id.; Fred Strickert, Bethlehem 2000 - Past and Present, (Heidelberg: Palmyra Verlag 1998).
Id.; Fred Strickert, Bethlehem 2000 – Mehr als Stern und Stall, (Heidelberg: Palmyra Verlag 1998).

Id., I am a Palestinian Christian, (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress 1995).
Id., Ulrike Bechman (ed.), Verwurzelt im Heiligen Land,  (Hamburg: Knecht Verlag 1995).
Id., Ich bin Christ und Palaestinenser. Israel, seine Nachbarn und die Bibel, (Guetersloh: Guetersloher Verlaghouse 1994).

Id., Das reformatorische Erbe unter den Palaestinensern: zur Enstehung der
Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche in Jordanien, (Guetersloh: Guetersloher Verlaghouse 1990).

  

 

متري الراهب وآخرون، كريمة عبود : رائدة التصوير النسوي في فلسطين (1893-1940)، بيت لحم: ديار للنشر، 2011

متري الراهب، الدين والدولة، بيت لحم: ديار للنشر، 2011 

متري الراهب، الربيع العربي ومسيحيو الشرق الأوسط. بيت لحم، ديار،2012

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

The work of Dr. Raheb has received wide media attention from major international media outlets and networks including CNN, ABC, CBS, BBC, 60 Minutes, Vanity Fair, ARD, ZDF, DW, BR, Premiere, Raiuno, Stern, The Economist, and Newsweek. There is a stronger presence on the WEB, Facebook &  YouTube.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Marital status: Married to Najwa Khoury
Children: Two Daughters: Dana & Tala
Nationality: Palestinian
Place of Birth: Bethlehem

LANGUAGES "An internationally-acclaimed multi-lingual author and speaker"

Native Speaker of Arabic
Near native proficiency in German
Fluency in English
Reading ability of Modern Hebrew
Reading and Translation skills in ancient Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Aramaic and Coptic