Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Conference on Presbyterians and Palestinians to be held in February

American Churches and the Palestinians
February 11 and 12, 2005

The Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights, Sabeel North America & Pax Christi USA present, at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, a two-day Conference on American Churches and the Palestinians. Many renowned Christian leaders from the Holy Land as well as the Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Methodist Churches will discuss what the American Churches relationship with the Palestinians ought to be. Famous activists and personalities such as Dr. Robert Jensen and Rachiel Corries' Parents will also be speaking.

Some of the topics to be covered:
Why should the American Churches be concerned about the Palestinians?
The Divestment Campaign
History 101 & Myths of the Conflict
The Root Causes of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and the Condition of Occupied Palestine Today
The Silence of the American Churches
US Media's reporting on the Israel/Palestine Conflict
Rachiel Corrie through her parent's eyes
Contact or 512-708-8293 for more information.