History of HLCS
A Brief History of the Holy Land Christians Society
The Holy Land Christians Society (HLCS) was founded in 2003 in response to the growing pressure on the declining Christian minority as a result of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One of HLCS’ guiding principles is that a comprehensive Middle East peace is the best way to address the plight and security of Christians in the Holy Land. The Holy Land Christians Society is a registered 501 (c) (3) tax-deductible, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the diminishing Christian community and their institutions in the Holy Land.
Growth Over The Years
The biggest challenges have been political instability and extremism, economic hardship, housing shortages, and decreasing religious freedom. While HLCS is cognizant that these challenges affect all the inhabitants of the area, including Jews and Muslims, the work of HLCS focuses on the consequences affecting the Christian community. Many Christians have received scholarships and microfinance loans to help sustain their presence in the Holy Land. HLCS also has coordinated medical provisions for Bethlehem with a retail value in excess of $1 million.
Where We Are Today
HLCS continues to focus on and take action according to it’s primary mission: to support the Christian community in the Holy Land, raise awareness about the situation, and advocate for peace amid the ongoing Isreali-Palestinian conflict until a lasting and sustainable peace is achieved.