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Biography of Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D.

Maria (Kouremenou) Khoury is the author of Orthodox Christian children's books including Christina Goes to the Holy Land walking the footsteps of Christ. She is a graduate of Hellenic College (1982), Harvard University (1985) and Boston University (1992) with a doctor of education degree. Born in Tripoli, Greece, she was raised in Denver, Colorado. On Dec 31, 2009 she was included on the top 4 Human Rights Champions list by DC Human Rights Examiner including the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Hilary Clinton.

Maria is the author of Witness in the Holy Land (distributed by, a publication reflecting personal experiences living under military occupation with her husband the former Mayor of Taybeh, David Canaan Khoury and three children Elena, Canaan, and Constantine. Her articles have been published world-wide in numerous newspapers and magazines and have been translated to various languages bringing awareness of the Christian presence in the Holy Land.

Maria was born in Tripoli, Greece and raised in Denver, Colorado. She is the mother of three adult children Elena, Canaan, Constantine and the author of nine children's books. Her popular book, Christina Goes to the Holy Land, will help inspire young readers in knowing more about the Christian presence in the land of Christ’s holy birth, crucifixion and resurrection. She divides her time between her homes in Boston and Taybeh, travels throughout the world promoting the Christina Books and making presentations about the dwindling Christian community in Palestine. Maria Khoury was selected one of the top four 2009 Human Rights Champions.

Description of Holy Land Presentation:

Maria Khoury uses her personal life experience living in the West Bank, the Palestinian Occupied Territories to bring greater awareness how conditions are on the ground for Christians in specific and Palestinians in general who suffer day to day under Israeli military occupation trying to do simple things like going to work, school, etc. She speaks from the perspective of being a woman, mother, an Orthodox Christian and community activist. A sample of her opinions can been viewed on one of the interviews on the multimedia page

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If your organization provides a computer with power point program, an LCD projector, a screen and a person to run the equipment, the audience can view the CD with photos of Taybeh (15 minutes length), the Christian village in Palestine. Presentations can last from 20 minutes to one hour depending on the need of the audience. (e.g., in church, after service, conference, special gathering, etc)

Possible Titles to fit different audience but usually the same content:
Love Thy Neighbor: Reflections from the Holy Land
Walking the Worthy Walk: Witness for Christ
Life on the Other Side of the Wall
Christian Presence in the Holy Land
Palestinian Christian Community Under Occupation


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