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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.


2024 Fall Benefit

A meaningful evening awaits as we recognize outstanding leaders and uplift the dignity and courage of the Palestinian community in Bethlehem.  Join Us.

Uplifting Dignity

2024 Summer Appeal for Refugee Students

Did you know that 133 BU Students live in a refugee camp? Their family’s have been displaced from their homes since 1948. Their uphill struggle is decades long. Help narrow the opportunity gap. Please support their education today!

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Br. Peter Bray’s Pilgrimage of Solidarity

Br. Peter Bray, the former Vice Chancellor of BU, is walking the El Camino de Santiago in Spain to draw attention to what is happening in Palestine and to support BU students. He invites your prayerful support, and, if possible, your financial and moral support. We will post his photos and messages here to keep you up-to-date on his progress.

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem n Gaza

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem through Rome, spoke to Vatican Media about the situation in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank.
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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

BU Hosts Community-Based Tourism Hackathon

July 15, 2024

BU Hosts Community-Based Tourism Hackathon The Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) and Yunus Social Business Center (YSBC) at Bethlehem University, in partnership with the Palestine Heritage Trail Association, organized a two-day “Community-Based Tourism Hackathon” on Friday and Saturday, 5-6 July 2024. Funded by the Japan Social Development Fund through the World Bank, the hackathon fell under…

Gratitude to All & an End to the Camino Journey!

July 8, 2024

I have come to the end of the Camino! Starting in Pamplona on 23 May I walked for 37 days and covered 730 km. To do that I took 1,270,245 steps, according to my phone! As I sit and look back on that time, I am confronted with a host of amazing memories. Some are memories…

Renovation Progress and Palestine Museum of Natural History

July 3, 2024

The Palestine Museum of Natural History is undergoing a significant expansion project. The existing building is being renovated to add 1,300 square meters of museum space, significantly enhancing its capacity to showcase Palestine’s rich natural heritage. On Thursday, 27 June 2024, the museum held coordination meetings to move the project forward. The museum team collaborated…

Palestinians are Deserving of Human Dignity

July 3, 2024

The aftermath of the June 28th U.S. Presidential debate continues to dominate the news cycles. However, a critical issue largely missed in the debate recap was the blatant xenophobia against Palestinians (and immigrants) and the deafening silence that followed. On a stage for the U.S. Presidency, referring to Palestinians as a slur should never go…

Many Ways To Give

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

St. Jean Baptiste De La Salle