Friday, September 14, 2007

Israel-Palestine Peace Forum

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Benbow Hall at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP)
7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

LTSP students have organized an Israel-Palestine Peace Forum, which will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Benbow Hall at The Brossman Learning Center. Three panelists from The Dialogue Project in Brooklyn, NY (one Jewish, one Muslim, and one Christian) will discuss the current situation in Israel and Palestine and how peace is possible.

Speakers
Marcia Kannry – a Jewish American who lived in Israel for six years and former Executive Director of The Jewish National Fund

Faozia Aljibawi – a Palestinian American, born in New York; currently a patient liason at Lutheran Medical Center.

Rev. Khader El Yateem – the Palestinian Christian Minister of the Salaam Arabic Church in Bay Ridge Brooklyn and serves the Lutheran Church Council on special missions throughout the world. Father El-Yateem grew up in Beit Jala, Palestine.

More about the speakers
Faozia Aljibawi is Palestinian American, born in New York and raised in Park Slope, she graduated from John Jay High School. Faozia received her BA in Psychology from Touro College and is completing her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Faozia is a patient liason at Lutheran Medical Center. She is active in many immigrant-long time resident bridge building efforts and has served as the Interfaith Co-Chair for the Dialogue Project’s Annual Teach In.

Rev. Khader El Yateem is the Palestinian Christian Minister of the Salaam Arabic Church in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. He serves the Lutheran Church Council on special missions throughout the world and is involved in poverty and hunger issues. Father El-Yateem participates in a Brooklyn Dialogue Circle, hosted by the Arabic Church. He grew up in Beit Jala, Palestine.

Marcia Kannry is a Jewish American who lived in Israel for six years. A former Executive Director of The Jewish National Fund, Marcia traveled throughout Israel and the occupied territories during the first intifadah. Her own experience with dialogue at that time began the journey that has led to the creation of The Dialogue Project. Marcia earned her B.A. in religious studies from the University of Pittsburgh and has pursued master studies at New York University.

Visit www.thedialogueproject.org for more information about The Dialogue Project.

Visit www.Ltsp.edu for more information about The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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