Seeking Truth and Justice in Palestine/Israel
You are invited to a series of talks in-person and live-streamed hosted by St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church
1424 N. Dearborn Pkwy., Chicago 60610.
(Street and garage parking in vicinity)
Thursday evenings, September 30, October 14 and 28, and November 4, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm CT
Events in May 2021 once again focused global attention on the Holy Land, where the struggle over land and water has led to on-going abuse of human rights and loss of life and livelihood. St. Chrysostom’s invites you to an introductory series of four talks that will describe the current conditions on the ground, illuminate the sources of violence, and explore ways that we as Christians can contribute to the search for peace with justice. Discussion will follow presentations.
September 30: Current Conditions in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem
Jehad Abusalim is Education and Policy Associate, Palestine Activism Program, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and a PhD candidate in History and Judaic Studies, New York University. Jennifer Bing is Director, Palestine Activism Program, AFSC-Chicago and has held various positions with AFSC’s Palestine-Israel programs since 1989.
Mai Kakish Khader is Director of TEE Arabic Language & Culture for Children of Arab Diaspora, a board member of the Seraj Library Project, and founder and writer of Almondandfig,com.
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.
Registration is required at https://bit.ly/palestineevent to attend these 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.