Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Jesus, Justice, Palestine-Israel: Challenging the Politics of Empire"

Join US Campaing member group Sabeel for their exciting all day event, October 29, linking Jesus' message to search for a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis today. Registration closes today, October 25.

"Jesus, Justice, Palestine-Israel: Challenging the Politics of Empire"—an all-day peace-and-justice symposium organized by Sabeel DC Metro, the Friends of Sabeel group in the Washington DC region--is happening Saturday, October 29, 2011, 9:30am-4:30pm at Ravensworth Baptist Church, 5100 Ravensworth Rd. (corner of Braddock Rd. at I-495 exit 54 east) in suburban Annandale, Va. Registration required by Oct 25 (see below).

This timely symposium features noted Biblical scholar and author Prof. Richard A. Horsley, PhD, author of Jesus and the Powers: Conflict, Covenant and the Hope of the Poor (2011), Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder (2002), and a score of outstanding books concerning Jesus' message in an age of political and economic oppression not unlike the Palestine and Israel of today.

Also featured and coming directly from Jerusalem is the much-acclaimed founder of the international Sabeel Palestinian Christian peace-and-justice movement, the Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, author of the recent book, A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation, as well as the landmark work, Justice and Only Justice. Both widely read books champion non-violence as the means to achieve a just and lasting peace for Palestinians and Israelis.

Three outstanding ecumenical volunteers returning from peace-building assignments in the Palestinian West Bank this year will be on hand to provide real-world feedback on the featured speakers’ presentations: Christian Peacemaker Team representatives Tarek Abuata and Jennifer Svetlik, and the WCC Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme's Amy Kienzle. A new film documenting Daoud Nassar’s peace-building work will also be shown.

To Register: Hurry! By Oct. 25 send $30 check (students $10) payable to "Ravensworth Church" (please write "Sabeel Symposium" on memo line) with name/address/e-mail address/phone of each person registering and mail to: Susan Bell/Sabeel, 1324 Kingston Ave., Alexandria, VA 22302. Lunch is included in registration fee (please indicate any dietary restrictions).

Scholarships and limited transportation assistance available on special request.

For more info visit www.sabeeldc.org, or contact:
Susan Bell, avocets@bell.nu (703-751-5646), or
Paul Verduin, phverduin@gmail.com (301-518-5551)