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Advent Reflection Series

Join in solidarity with the Bethlehem community and share in a weekly Advent reflection by incoming Vice Chancellor Brother Hernán Santos.

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This Christmas Season

By making a meaningful gift to Bethlehem University, your support serves as a sign of hope to young Palestinian men and women.

Give the gift of hope


Known as an, “oasis of peace,” in a land characterized by conflict, Bethlehem University was created following the historic 1964 visit of Saint Pope 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.

Bethlehem University Foundation is the U.S. registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization entrusted with a focus to assist Bethlehem University (in the Holy Land) in achieving its mission and promoting Bethlehem University in the United States.

Blog Posts

New Beginnings: Fall Semester ’23

We're back! The fall semester has begun in Bethlehem at the university. I must say, we're only at the beginning,…

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Current Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability News

The Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) at Bethlehem University signed a memorandum of understanding with the Women of…

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Appointment of New Vice Chancellor

His Excellency Archbishop Adolofo Tito Yllana, Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine, and Chancellor of Bethlehem University, announced today, 16…

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