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Supporting quality higher education for the people of Palestine and to serve them in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing and use of knowledge.

Easter Homily

By Pierbattista Cardinal Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem is a diocese of the Catholic Church whose territory includes Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, and Palestine. It is supported by six Vicariates that operate in different fields of action to support the Christian communities in all of these countries. Read the Easter Homily.

Walk in Faith with BU Students

2024 Spring Appeal for Scholarships

The economic impact of the violent conflict is becoming apparent with at least 300 students now unable to pay tuition this Spring,
creating a $1M+ funding gap. Your support is essential!

Join Us in St. Paul, Minnesota

Br. Peter Bray, FSC, former Vice Chancellor of BU will be delivering remarks about the current situation in Palestine, May 13. Discover why there is conflict in Israel/Palestine, the impact on BU, and what the US community can do to stay informed and support the only Catholic university in the Holy Land.

Sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Office for Mission, Catholic Community Foundation, and Bethlehem University Foundation.

Bethlehem University FAQs

Do you have questions about BU? Can you spot it on a map? Do you wonder how the occupation impacts students, faculty, and staff.


These answers and more are found on our FAQ page. Learn More . . .

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News and Blog

Br. Hernan Santos, Vice Chancellor & BU/BUF Delegation Visits

April 17, 2024

Last week, Bethlehem University Foundation had the pleasure of hosting Br. Hernan Santos, BU Vice Chancellor, and Br. Jack Curran, BU Vice President for Advancement, in the United States. Alongside James Howell, BUF’s Executive Director, the team engaged with several key partners in Washington, DC, and New York City: Discussions with US Senator Chris Van…

2024 Spring Reception Inspires Hope

April 17, 2024

A special reception was hosted for BUF donors and Board Members, Thursday, April 11 by Most Reverend Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the Catholic Center of the Archdiocese of New York. The Archbishop expressed his gratitude to the Christian Brothers, the BUF Board, University, and…

An Extraordinary Lift of Faith, Generosity and Devoted Love

April 8, 2024

With heavy hearts, we share the news of the passing into the eternal life of Mr. Anton (Tony) Saca (15 July 1934 – 24 March 2024). Tony, together with his devoted wife, Mrs. Ilham Saca, has been a long-time cherished friend, advocate, and benefactor. He leaves us with a remarkable legacy of generosity and dedication…

Training Course on New Media Practices

March 20, 2024

The Dr. Saeed Ayad Interactive Media and Communication Center at Bethlehem University, in collaboration with the Public Relations Association of Bethlehem Institutions and the Ministry of Information, organized a training course for a group of public relations professionals from governmental and private institutions with  24 hours of instruction. Learn More . . .

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“You can perform miracles by touching the hearts of those entrusted to your care”

St. Jean Baptiste De La Salle