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Seeking Truth and Justice in Palestine-Israel
November 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Introductory series, described in more detail below, presented both by live stream and in person, on Thursday evenings, October 14 and 28 and November 4, from 7:00 to 8:30 central time, discussing the current conditions on the ground in Palestine/Israel, where the struggle over land and water has led to on-going abuse of human rights and loss of life and livelihood. Our speakers will describe the current conditions on the ground, illuminate the history and sources of violence, and explore ways that we as Christians can contribute to the search for peace with justice. Discussion will follow presentations.
Registration is required at https://bit.ly/palestineevent to attend the remaining sessions in person or via live-stream. Those attending virtually will receive the livestream links a day or two in advance of each remaining session. Everyone who registers will receive suggestions for background resources. (Anyone who has difficulty in completing the registrations for these programs can call the church office to get assistance at 312-944-1083.)
October 14: A Brief History of Palestine/Israel
Iymen Chehade is Lecturer on Palestine, Columbia College and School of the Art Institute-Chicago and founder of Uprising Theater, which aims to amplify voices of Palestinians and other marginalized groups.
October 28: A Jewish Perspective on Palestine/Israel and Zionism
Rabbi Brant Rosen is Rabbi and founder of Tzedek Chicago and co-founder of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council.
November 4: How Christians Can Contribute to the Search for Peace with Justice
Canon Naim Ateek is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, co-founder of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center-Jerusalem, and co-author of Kairos Palestine.
A recording will soon be available of the September 30 program:
Current Conditions in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem