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Br Peter Bray speaking at NSW Ecumenical Council
23 February 2017
On Thursday evening, whilst protests were held in the Sydney CBD to the visit of Prime Minister of Israel’s visit to Australia, another group met to hear Br Peter Bray speak on life in Bethlehem.
Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD is the 8th Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, the first university established in Palestine and the only Catholic university in the Holy Land.
Br Peter is a De La Salle Brother. The De La Salle Brothers specifically are concerned with meeting the educational and welfare needs of young people, especially the poor.
Brother Peter assumed leadership of Bethlehem University in February 2009 and brings more than 30 years of Catholic education experience as a teacher, consultant, administrator, and expert in leadership and educational systems.
A New Zealander by birth, Br Peter has spent the last x years in Bethlehem helping lead what some call an ‘oasis of peace’ for a community living under the military control of Israel.
The event was organised by the Palestine Israel Network and hosted by the NSW Ecumenical Council.
For further information
Greetings from this holy city of Jerusalem at Easter!, 26 March 2016
Greetings from Bethlehem at Easter, 6 April 2015
Br Peter Bray – Bethlehem University: A beacon of hope, 16 March 2014
ABC Local, ‘The Interview: Peter Bray, Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University’, Sunday Nights, 11 August 2013
Peter Kirkwood, ‘Good news from Palestine‘, Eureka Street, 19 May 2011
Jewish Voices for Peace, ‘Israel and Palestine an introduction (animated video)‘, 28 November 2012
Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray, FSC, Addresses Pope Francis at World Congress, 21 November 2015