Seeking a Just Peace Between
Israelis & Palestinians

Not In My Name
PMB 206
2859 Central St
Evanston IL 60201

Chicago Sabeel Conference

Jerusalem: Will Justice and Peace Embrace?

Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8

Recent developments on the ground in Israel/Palestine show this to be a decisive moment, permanently affecting possible outcomes for the Israel Palestinian conflict. In response to the urgency of breaking events, churches, NGOs and other elements of civil society are acting with renewed vigor and fresh strategies. Moving beyond the artificial polarization of "pro-Israel" and "pro-Palestinian" agendas, a powerful "pro-justice, pro-peace" movement is unifying individuals and organizations across religious, ethnic, and geographic boundaries. This two-day regional conference will bring together Christians, Jews, Muslims, and secular persons to explore and affirm a shared commitment to the active pursuit of justice and peace for Israelis and Palestinians.

Workshops and speakers featuring:

Michael Tarazi, Legal Advisor to the Minister for Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority
Marc Ellis, Director, Center for American and Jewish Studies, Baylor University
Rev. Naim Ateek, Director and President, Sabeel Center, Jerusalem
Barbara Rossing, Professor of New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Executive Director, Interfaith Inventions
Hector Aristizabal, Therapist, Actor and Director
Dr. Tawfig Nasser, CEO, Augusta Victoria Hospital, Jerusalem
Ali Abunimah, Co-founder, Electronic Intifada, analyst and media commentator
Yigal Bronner, activist with Ta'ayush Arab-Jewish Partnership, Israeli military refuser
Adam Horowitz, Middle East Peacebuilding Program, American Friends Service Committee
George Rishmawi, Co-Director, Travel and Encounter Program, Holy Land Trust, Bethlehem

Registration information at . Student discount!


Date Sat, Oct 8, 2020
Time 8:00 AM — 9:30 PM
Location Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 East 55th Street
Sponsored by Hosted by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary. Initiated and Coordinated by Sabeel Center, Jerusalem and Friends of Sabeel North America.

Working Group on the Middle East of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA
Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land
American Friends Service Committee
Not In My Name
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Greater Chicago Chapter
Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine
End the Occupation Coalition, Northern Illinois
Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation,
Middle East Task force of the Chicago Presbytery
Pax Christi Illinois
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Fellowship of Reconciliation, Chicago area chapter
Pax Christi - St. Gertrude's Church
Evanston Mennonite Church
Christian Peacemaker Teams - Chicago
Support Sanity
Church Network for Education on Palestine
Stop CAT Coaltion
Peace and Social Justice Ministry of the Catholic Dioces of Joliet
Pilgrims of Ibillin, Olive Branch Chapter
Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions - USA
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) - Portland Branch