Philip Farah

Guest Panelist for Week 3 of 

The Zoom Circle Lenten Reflection Series

Philip Farah was born in Jerusalem in 1952, four years after his family lost everything, including their home, as a result of the Palestinian Nakba. He holds a BA in Political Science from the American University of Beirut and a Ph. D. in economics from the University of New Mexico. He taught at several schools in Jerusalem and at Birzeit University. He was active in dialogue with Israeli groups opposed to the occupation.


Philip has lived and worked in several countries in the Middle East. He currently works as an economist in Washington, DC, and lives in Vienna, VA with his wife and three children. 


He is a founding member of the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace (started in 2000) and the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace. He has addressed audiences across the United States on Middle East peace and justice issues, and has occasionally blogged on the Huffington Post.

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