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Known as an, “oasis of peace,” in a land characterized by conflict, Bethlehem University was created following the historic 1964 visit of Saint Paul VI to the Holy Land. The University is a joint venture between the Holy See (Vatican) and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. It is the only Catholic/Christian university in the Holy Land. The mission of the University is to provide quality higher education to the people of Palestine and to serve them in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing, and use of knowledge. Bethlehem University aspires to foster shared values, moral principles, and dedication to serving the common good.

The Bethlehem University Foundation’s sole mission is to support and promote Bethlehem University.

Media & News

John Patrick Cardinal Foley Hall Is Officially Open At Bethlehem University

September 2021 - John Patrick Cardinal Foley Hall, the new home for the school of Nursing and Health Sciences at…

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The Foundation Mourns the Loss of John E. “Jack” Steger

August 2021 - John E. “Jack” Steger, 1926–2021 Jack Steger, the Bethlehem University Foundation’s first Board of Directors chairman, passed…

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Foundation Appoints Ernie Nedder Interim Executive Director

June 2021 –  The Bethlehem University Foundation today announced the appointment of Ernie Nedder as the organization’s interim Executive Director,…

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Senior OT Students meet Howard University Students

April 2021 - The senior occupational therapy students of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University met…

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Archbishop Girelli, Chancellor of BU appointed in India

March 2021 - On Saturday, 13 March 2021, The Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli as the Apostolic…

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Bethlehem University Students Win 1st Place at Joint Contest

February 2021 -  The Institute for Community Partnership (ICP) at Bethlehem University held a session to announce the winners of…

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Newsletter Spotlight

Board Member Spotlight: Bartholomew J. McGettrick

April 2021 –  This month’s board member spotlight is Bartholomew J. McGettrick. Bart is Chairman of the International Board of…

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Student Spotlight: Mahmoud Najajreh

April 2021 -  This month’s student spotlight is Mahmoud Najajreh. Mahmoud is a first year student majoring in Software Engineering.…

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Board Member Spotlight: Rev. R. Adam Forno, KHS

March 2021 - Fr. Adam's Testimony:  In the fall of 1987, as a recently ordained priest for the Diocese of…

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