Rev. Prof. Mitri Raheb is the founder and president of Dar al-Kalima University in Bethlehem. Professor Raheb is the author and editor of numerous articles and over 40 books that have been translated into 13 languages. He served as senior pastor of the Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem and president of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and is a member of the Palestinian National Council and the Palestinian Central Council. A recipient of numerous awards, Rev. Raheb has founded several NGOs and is a founding member and author of Kairos Palestine.