Strengthening the Christian presence in the Holy Land through the implementation of a strategic planning programme

Salman, Usama G. (2018) Strengthening the Christian presence in the Holy Land through the implementation of a strategic planning programme. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

This thesis focuses on strengthening the Christian presence in the Holy Land that has been in existence for more than 2,000 years. The Christian presence there is not only about maintaining and preserving the holy shrines related to Christianity. It is also about maintaining and preserving the local Christian congregations and the Christian communities located in Palestine and Israel. These groups have had a series of challenges resulting in a critical decline in the Christian population. The research presented here applies a SWOT analysis to the history, current reality of the Christian presence in the Holy Land and the challenges that influence its future. The benefit of using this approach allows for a concrete analysis of the problems that face the Christian community from the Palestinian-Israel conflict, economic instability, social problems, and the Christian cultural predicament, identified from the literature. The outcome of the analysis is translated into strategic solutions and actions that can be incorporated in programmes and projects to be implemented within, and by, the local Christian communities. These strategic solutions aim to revitalise the indigenous Christian presence in Palestine and Israel and encourage the development of their social, political, and cultural existence, with the hope of obtaining justice, peace and reconciliation.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities
Depositing User: Lesley Cresswell
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2020 15:53
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 10:54
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1262

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