A special invitation from:
Charlie Lewis (Co-Pastor First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish)
Along with: John Berg (ELCA), Karen Carpenter (ELCA), Rev. Alan Dorway (PCUSA), Rev. Dr. Duncan Ferguson (PCUSA), Ursula Gallagher (PCUSA), Brad and Sandra Gerrish (PCUSA) Rev. Jim and Judy Kutz (PCUSA), Rev. Mary Robinson-Mohr (PCUSA) and Heidi Saikaly (PCUSA), Alan and Dottie Villisvek (PCUSA). (Members of the Israel/Palestine Ecumenical Network of North Puget Sound) Huda Giddens and Mary Segall (Kairos- Seattle).
We are very pleased to offer at no cost three different educational events in our area this fall to foster a deeper understanding about issues pertaining to the Israel/Palestine conflict. In late October, we'll be hosting Pilgrims for Peace advocates Mae Cannon, Sami Awad and Jessica Montell. From November 8-13, a group of three graduates and a teacher from the Mar Elias School (founded by Archbishop Elias Chacour) will be speaking as peace ambassadors. And on November 15-18, writer and activist Alison Weir will be casting light on what we Americans don't know but should know about US/Israeli relationship. As Christians seek to stand in solidarity with efforts to promote human rights and a just peace in Israel/Palestine, these speakers provide an avenue for opening minds and hearts to the harsh realities on the ground and what we can do in response as followers of Jesus.
While these events are all free, there will be an offering taken to offset costs and support their educational work.