Center of Bethlehem
A Truly Ecumenical
The ICB is a
Lutheran-based, ecumenically-oriented institution serving the whole
Palestinian community. The programs of the Center serve the entire
community from “the womb to the tomb”, with an emphasis on children,
youth and women.
With an Ambitious
Equipping the local
community to assume a proactive role in shaping their future is at the
heart of the ICB’s mission. Through empowering the local community,
developing human resources, cultivating artistic talents, and
facilitating intercultural encounters, the ICB actively promotes the
building of Palestinian civil society.
Guided by a Unique
The philosophy of the
ICB is contextual in its approach with a cross-cultural perspective.
It is interdisciplinary and dynamic to insure that the services
provided are in harmony with society’s needs and changes.
Supported by a Highly
The staff of the ICB, the majority
of whom are women, is highly educated and well qualified. Many of the
staff returned to their homeland believing in the mission of the ICB.
In 1995, when the ICB was officially inaugurated, it had a staff of
four persons. Now, the ICB is developing into one of the largest
private employer in the Bethlehem region.