Holy Land Trust
About Us Holy Land Trust (HLT) is a Palestinian not-for-profit organization established in Bethlehem in 1998. Its main goal is to promote and support the Palestinian community in its struggle against the Israeli occupation. Firstly, it seeks to achieve political independence by supporting the Palestinian community in developing nonviolent approaches to resistance with a view to ending the Occupation. Secondly, it looks to assist in building an independent Palestine that is founded on the principles of nonviolence, democracy, respect for human rights and the peaceful resolution of conflicts. In addition, HLT works to build deeper and broader international understanding regarding the situation in the Holy Land in order to strengthen the capacity of all those working for positive change in the region. HLT believes in the important role the international community can play in achieving a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East. HLT is divided into three main departments (not including administration, finance and fundraising): Nonviolence Programs, Travel and Encounter and the Palestine News Network. These programs are uniquely grounded in historical, political and religious antecedents - experiences and events that have taken place, or are taking place, in the Holy Land that have shaped human history and are a part of Palestinian culture and tradition.
Through a commitment to the principles of nonviolence, HLT seeks to develop spiritual, pragmatic, and strategic approaches that will empower the Palestinian community to resist all forms of oppression, and engage this same community in making the Holy Land be what it is supposed to be: a global model and pillar of understanding, respect, justice, equality and peaceful coexistence.