Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb reflects on anniversary of Embassy move

December 6th marked the one year anniversary of the U.S. Embassy move. Our President, Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb shares his reflections-

December 6th was always a special day.

It’s Santa’s day, when Santa brings gifts, joy, and excitement to children everywhere. Santa is Saint Nicolaus, who used to care for the  poor, the marginalized, and the deprived.  Last year, President Trump chose this day to announce his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the embassy there.

For people of good will, this was a blow to the hope for a shared Jerusalem: A city for two peoples and three religions. This decision was a blow to the spirit of St. Nicolaus who cared for the weak, not the powerful, and who proclaimed that might alone does not make right. So today more than ever, we look to the example of St. Nicolaus. Today, Jerusalem needs only one gift: peace based on Justice that does not exclude anyone.

-Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb

You can view our Statement for an Inclusive Jerusalem, the outcome of our Jerusalem Conference, HERE.