Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), Bethesda, MD, USA

HCEF is a USA-based nonprofit 501(c) 3 committed to the continued presence, empowerment and well-being of Arab Christians in the Holy Land and to developing the bonds of solidarity between them and Christians worldwide. One of the ways we support the Christian community in Palestine is by arranging pilgrimage trips and promoting religious tourism. HCEF operates a guest house, cultural heritage museum, and two restaurants in Bethlehem, Palestine.

Our area of focus is religious tourism to Palestine, Jordan, and Israel.

INTERESTED: Particular interest in religious tourism and tourism for peace. How can we successfully collaborate and partner with other tourism entities in the Holy Land seeking to promote economic activity and cultural exchange through tourism.


by Andrew Griswold and Rateb Rabie