24/01/1967: Born in Amman, Jordan

1979-1981 – Joined the Latin Patriarchate Seminary, left in 1981

1985: Returned to the Seminary

1987:  Diploma in Systems Analysis and Computer Programs, Arab Community College,  Amman- Jordan

1993:  Ordained Deacon by Patriarch Michel Sabbah at Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish in Beit Jala

1994:  Bachelor Degree in Philosophy and Theology, Latin Patriarchate Seminary

1994:  Ordained Priest by Archbishop Fouad Twal at Christ the King Parish in Misdar, Jordan

2002:  Masters in Educational Administration, Hashimieh University, Zarqa, Jordan

2014:  MPHIL in Education  “The LPS’s contribution in Education in the HKJ”, Liverpool University, England

Pastoral Experience:

  • Pastor of several Parishes, since 1996 in Smakieh, Zarqa, Shatana, Hosson, Na’our, Fuheis in Jordan.
  • National Chaplain of the Catholic Scouts in Jordan. (1994 -2004), (2010-2014)
  • Member of the Diocesan Priests’ Council and Advisory Council several terms.
  • Undersecretary of the International Catholic Scout Association for the Middle East (2006–2011)
  • 15/08/2017 – Parish Priest, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Fuheis, Jordan-

Education Experience:

  • Principal of several Latin Patriarchate Schools in Jordan.
  • General Director of the Latin Patriarchate Schools in Jordan.
  • Organized professional training sessions for teachers and headmasters in Jordan and Palestine.
  • Teacher of Religious Education, trainer for teachers, lecturer at several educational centers and seminars.

Management Experience:

  • School Director in several Latin Patriarchate Schools in Jordan.
  • General Manager of the Latin Patriarchate Schools in Jordan.
  • General Manager of Our Lady of Peace Centre for Persons with Disabilities in Jordan
  • General Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (2014-2017)
  • Received the 2008 Palm Academic  from the Ministry of Education- France

Publications and Others:

  • Established Arabic website in educational and scouting field: cicsjo.org
  • Regular articles at Jordanian Newspapers
  • Implementing Educational Plan- Pastoral Perspective: Why? & How?
  • Lecture to the Bishops Conference, Amman 27 Oct. 2011.
  • Andrew Morris (2012) (Ed.) Catholic Education: Universal Principles, locally Applied; Cambridge Scholars Publishing:
    – Latin Patriarchate Schools in Jordan: Mission, challenges and perspectives.
    – Leadership in Schools: the Headteacher as an “Icon of Christ”
    – Parish Priest and Parish School in Jordan: a March of Faith.
  • “Communion and witness’: the contribution of Latin Patriarchate Schools to better Muslim–Christian relations in the Holy Land, Dr. Hanan Madanat; Rev. Imad Twal, a Available online: 16 Feb 2012 Lectures in England, Italy, France, Germany, Jordan: Educational life in the Catholic schools of Jordan; Christians of the Holy Land; Educational Plan in Catholic Schools; Catholic Scouting in the Holy Land…
  • Twal, Imad, Fr. (2008). From the Holy Land, In Christian Mission and Education through Scouting, Notes, ICCS, 8
  • Twal, Imad, Fr. (2016). The Head Teacher, Icon of Christ. AUM, Jordan
  • Twal, Imad, Fr. (2016). Religious Education in Latin Patriarchate Schools in Jordan. IN: Educa, International Catholic Journal of Education. Journal No. 2, Portugal.

Book Reviews.

  • Imad Twal (2013). Beyond Obedience and Abandonment: Towards a Theory of Dissent Catholic Education By Graham P. McDonough, Religious Education, vol. 108, No. 5 October- December, USA.
  • Imad Twal (2013) “Arab Spring Should Arise at Schools: Not In The Streets”. The Two Pillars of Educational Reform: Liberating Minds and Hearts. By Mona Smadi, Educational Research and Reviews, vol. 8(17) September.

Contact Information:

Our Lady of Grace Parish – Fuheis
Telephone: +962 6 472 9931
Fax:  +962 6 471 0160
Mobile:  +962 79 555 9812
Email: fuheis@lpj.org

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