originally published in Oct 20th, 2023
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The 7th “Christ at the Checkpoint” Conference, organized by Bethlehem Bible College, will focus on the theme “Do Justice, Love Mercy: Christian Witness in Contexts of Oppression.” This conference has an evangelical spirit. Among the distinctives that make it unique are: 1) Quality speakers, 2) Giving voice to Palestinian Christians, 3) Openness to diverse perspectives, 4) Dialogue, and 5) Activism.
The aim of Christ at the Checkpoint is to provide an opportunity for Evangelical Christians to prayerfully seek a proper awareness of issues of peace, justice, and reconciliation. We seek to renew the biblical call for justice and mercy in contexts of oppression and compel a unified mission of the global Church.
We are a community of evangelical Christians who believe that following Jesus with integrity means that our lives are formed by our love for God, the teaching of the Bible and a fearless life of discipleship in the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that one of the first hallmarks of discipleship is love for both our own community and for our enemies. We wish to find Jesus at the center of everything we do and to make his life our life. Which means finding courageous love for Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews alike.