Toward the close of the annual convention of our diocese, Bishop Budde encouraged congregations to enter deep conversation about life in the Holy Land. In response, St. Alban’s is inviting respectful listening to the lived experience of a variety of voices from the Holy Land answering the question: What is life on the ground in the Holy Land like for you personally, and politically?
On June 2nd we will hear from a Palestinian Christian, the Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem, The Most Reverend Hosam Naoum
On June 9th we will hear from two people in dialogue with each other. They bring differing perspectives and experiences. Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor (strongly recommended reading for the series) and one of his correspondents in the most recent edition, Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi, who is the former Weston Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and is Director of the Wasatia Academic Institute in Jerusalem. We will also provide registrants with some reading suggested by Professor Dajani Daoudi.
On June 16th we will hear from Stephanie Saldaña, a writer, teacher and journalist who specializes in religious diversity in the Middle East, with a focus on refugees. She lives in Bethlehem and is author of a stunning memoir of her time in Jerusalem, A Country Between: Making a Home where Both Sides of Jerusalem Collide.
There is no cost for participating in the conversation, but registration is required. Please register for the event here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Rev’d Jim Quigley from St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.