The Christian story is still thriving in the HolyLand despite the ongoing challenges. Millions of Christians visit pilgrimage sites each year, and help continue a 2,000-year tradition of faith.
The Palestinian Christian population has been dwindling for decades due to the Nakbah (1948 Catastrophe), the Occupation in the West Bank and Gaza since 1967, and structural discrimination inside Israel. As a result, their numbers have declined from about 10% of the population before 1948 to about 1% today.
Most Christians in the Holy Land are Greek Orthodox, but there are also Lutherans, Catholics, Armenians, Russians and others. There is also a growing number of Evangelicals and Messianic Jews.
We invite you to support the HolyLand Christian communities through patronage of their craft traditions. These products represent a lifeline for local people and we proudly offer them to you.