Grace Al-Zoughbi Arteen

Assistant Professor of Theological Education


B.A. in Biblical Studies, Bethlehem Bible College, 3.97 GPA.
M.A. (with Merit) in the theology of Transformation: Scripture, Church and World, London School of Theology, Middlesex University.
Ph.D. Programme candidate, London School of Theology, Middlesex University.


Grace Al-Zoughbi Arteen is a Palestinian Christian, born and raised in Bethlehem. Grace holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Bethlehem Bible College and an M.A. in Theology from the London School of Theology. Her M.A. thesis sought to explore the ways in which women can seek to defend and promote personal dignity, particularly within strongly patriarchal contexts. She served as a lecturer (2011-2018) and Head of the Biblical Studies department (2014-2018) at Bethlehem Bible College where she has also contributed to teaching online (2019-2020). Grace is currently studying for her Ph.D. degree also through the London School of Theology with special focus on the theological education of Arab women in the Middle East. She is married to Rev. Michael Arteen. Together they are passionate about seeing God’s kingdom advance in the Middle East. In addition to Palestine, they have ministered in different capacities in the US, the UK, Europe, and Asia.

Areas of Interest

Theological Education, Middle Eastern Christianity, Arab Women in Theological Education.


Al-Zoughbi, Grace. “An Exploration - Arab Protestant Women in Theological Education: A Contribution to Ecclesial Understanding of Christianity in the Middle East.” Living Stones Year Book. Forthcoming 2021.

Al-Zoughbi, Grace. “A Palestinian Reflection on Overcoming Injustice: Seeking a Christ-like Response in Matthew and Luke,” in Kathyrn Richards Bhatia and Michael T. Cooper (eds.), Social Injustice, Volume 2: Evangelical Voices in Tumultuous Times. Ephesiology Press, Forthcoming 2021.

Al-Zoughbi, Grace. Book Review: Challenging Tradition. Insights Journal. Vol 6, number 2, (June 2021): 90-93.

Al-Zoughbi, Grace. “God’s Surprising Hesed: “Reading Ruth as a Palestinian Woman.” CBE’s Mutuality Magazine. Summer 2021.

Al-Zoughbi, Grace. Theological Education in the Middle East: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges. ICETE Academy Course. 2020.

Al-Zoughbi, Grace. “A Timely Transformation: Tamar’s Quest for Justice in Genesis 38.” CBE’s Mutuality Magazine. Summer 2020.

Al-Zoughbi, Grace. “18 Arab Female Theologians and Christian Leaders You Should Know about.” The Global Church Project. October 2019.

Al-Zoughbi, Grace. “Theological Perspectives on the Theological Education of Women in the Middle East and North Africa.”. November 2019 Al-Zoughbi. Grace. “Theological Education of Women in the Arab World: An Exploration of Cultural and Religious Assumptions Impacting their Participation,” JAET Vol. 23 No. 1 (March 2019): 57–69.

Al-Zoughbi, Grace. “Esther” in Andrea Zaki (ed.,) The Arabic Contemporary Christian Commentary, Cairo: Dar Elthaqafa, 2018.

Al-Zoughbi Grace. “Hanan Ashrawi, article based on an M.A. Research Dissertation: A Study of Six Influential Women Evaluating Their Personal Impact in OT Times and in Palestine Today,” Living Stones Year Book, ed 36, 2011.