Archbishop Elias Chacour to speak at CMEP Advocacy Conference
His Excellency Archbishop Dr. Elias Chacour
Arch-eparchy of Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and Galilee
will be a featured speaker at the
As an apostle of nonviolent social change, Father Chacour is a true activist for peace. “Peace needs no contemplators, it needs actors, people who are willing to get their hands dirty, to get up and do something,” he says. “The same is true for justice.”
Born November 29, 1939 in the tiny village of Biram in the Upper Galilee of historic Palestine, the Most Rev. Elias Chacour is the Archbishop of the Greek Melkite Catholic Archeparchy of Akko in Israel.
Since his first assignment as a parish priest in a tiny village in Galilee more than 25 years ago, the Archbishop has nurtured communities in Israel and around the region, encouraging interfaith dialogue and laying the groundwork for peaceful reconciliation. Father Chacour is the founder and president of the Mar Elias Educational Institutions, a consortium of schools that are open to all Israelis, regardless of religious and ethnic background, in the words of Father Chacour, “…a most beautiful composition of any society.”
Recognized around the world for his tenacious commitment to peace and justice, Father Chacour has received the prestigious World Methodist Peace Award, Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur by the president of France, 2002, Peacemaker in Action Award (Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, New York), and the 18th Niwano Peace Prize. Father Chacour was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, 1989 and 1994.
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