Tear Gas Canister Christmas Tree Ornament

Tear Gas Canister Christmas Tree Ornament

$7.00

These tear-jerkingly beautiful Christmas tree ornaments are made from expended tear gas canisters collected in and around the Bethlehem Bible College campus. They are made by Peace Parcels, a social venture launched by one of our students. According to him, this is an artistic way to share the story of Bethlehem and remind the world of Christ’s subversive vision, in which symbols of oppression, like crosses, swords, and tear gas canisters, will be recycled into symbols of Peace, Justice, and Love.

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“I Will Give You Beauty for Ashes”

Protests against the Israeli Military Occupation happened on a daily basis in our communities in the months leading up to Christmas in 2015. Bethlehem Bible College is located in the exact same spot were those demonstrations took place. Rubber bullets, stun grenades, skunk water, and an average of 28 tear gas canisters were launched every 30 minutes into the crowd to suppress the protests.

Every morning when we came to work, we used to see tear gas canisters that the Israeli soldiers threw the night before all over our campus. And because we celebrate life not death, pain and devastation, instead of sitting idly by, one of our students in the M.A. in Peace Studies program began collecting the canisters. He started a socially-conscious and charitable business venture called Peace Parcels and turned the canisters  into Christmas Tree Ornaments. Now we’re proud to sell them in our gift shop to promote nonviolent creative resistance and to share the story of modern-day Bethlehem with the world.

Al-Jazeera’s social media arm, AJ+ did a video about it which was shared by over 800,000 people on Facebook.

 

 

Additional information

Weight .045 kg
Dimensions 2.5 × 2.5 × 3.8 cm
Color

Blue, Green, Red, Yellow

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OUR MISSION

The Bethlehem Bible College Gift Shop wants to improve God’s kingdom in Bethlehem by supporting the local Christian community through:

1. PARTNERING

Partnering with local craftsmen, artisans, and non-profit organizations.

2. SHARING

Sharing their stories with other Christians around the world.

3. GIVING

Giving all our proceeds to provide scholarships at Bethlehem Bible College.

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