The Rev Dr Elias Chacour is affectionately known as ‘Abuna’ and is President of Mar Elias Educational Institutions in Ibillin, Galilee, Israel. A Melkite Priest, he has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times and this year he talks about the Beatitudes.
Conversion means action. Elias appeals to the serious commitment and involvement required of Christians wanting to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Faith and obedience are key to engaging with issues of justice and peace.