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Forbidden Pilgrimage

Palestinian Christians speak out about the obstacles facing pilgrims to sites associated with the life of Jesus.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2013 14:53
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Pilgrimage to sites associated with the life and ministry of Jesus has been a significant aspect of Christian faith since the earliest centuries AD. Group tours to the 'Holy Land' are still very much part of the culture of practising Christians but are primarily organised by Israeli travel agents.

This film hears passionate views from Palestinian priests, a Christian tour operator and a British writer as they speak out against the obstacles facing pilgrims visiting sacred sites today, particularly Bethlehem and Nazareth. It also covers the recent history of discrimination against Palestinian Christians generally - and the wider problems threatening their survival.

 


'Whoever burns a 
church can kill people too'
Christians discuss challenges
they face in the Holy Land.

 
 
 
Being Christian
Christians from Middle Eastern
countries share their stories on
freedom of worship.

 

 
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