CJPME is delighted to invite you hear Palestinian Christian leader and author Rev. Alex Awad Tuesday, Oct. 22 in downtown Montreal. Rev. Awad is Dean of Students at Bethlehem Bible College, Pastor of East Jerusalem Baptist Church, and Director of the Shepherd Society. He is also the author of Palestinian Memories: The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People. In his book, Awad shares his family's struggle after his father is shot in 1948 in front of their home in East Jerusalem, and his mother's superhuman struggle to raise seven children on her own.
Rev. Awad is the Dean of Students at Bethlehem Bible College, pastor of the East Jerusalem Baptist Church and Director of the Shepherd Society, the benevolent branch of Bethlehem Bible College (BBC).
Rev. Awad is also the author of Palestinian Memories: The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People. In his book, Rev. Awad shares his mother's story, a story that epitomizes the tragedy of the Al Nakba (the Catastrophe of 1948). The book tells the dramatic and moving story of Awad's mother and her family from the Ottoman Period until the present. When his father was shot in front of his home in East Jerusalem, his mother Awad's mother escaped with her seven children and was left to raise them on her own. While studying to be a registered nurse, she supported her children's education and held the family together. Her story of courage, determination, and personal faith serves as an encouragement to many throughout the world. The book also sheds important perspective on the Palestinian Christian and Muslim communities in Palestine and the difficulties they face under Israeli occupation.
Awad's Website and blog (alexawad.org) both provide a political and faith-based perspective on developments in Palestine-Israel. Awad has recently written about circumstances in Gaza, the PA's bid for statehood at the UN, and other developments.