Seeking Truth and Justice in Palestine/Israel

Chicago, IL (and Online)
Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4
Event Title
Seeking Truth and Justice in Palestine/Israel
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When does it end?
Event Host and/or Location
St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church, Chicago, IL
What kind of event is it?
Series of Talks
Event Details
Introductory series of four talks, described in more detail below, presented both by live stream and in person, on four Thursday evenings, September 30, 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 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.

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.

Contact name
John McLees