Thursday, February 2, 2017


"Palestine Unlimited": Photography from 10 Finalists in the 1st Annual Karimeh Abboud Award Competition...presented by Bright Stars of Bethlehem and originated at Dar al-Kalima University in Bethlehem.

Checkpoint, Inside the Green Line
Lipstick Pen
Prayer of the Returnees
Malak, Palestine, 2016
Untitled (Refugee Camp, West Bank)
I'm so honored that Bright Stars of Bethlehem has chosen Peace United as one its several West Coast stops on this year's pilgrimage across the country.  These ten photographers are gifted with an eye for story, passion and contradiction.  Their work hangs, this month, on the walls of our sanctuary, a reminder of the humanity and hope still gathering in the hearts of an occupied people.