Advent and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 11:15 am

About the Event

Spiritual Growth

Join our Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Ben Boswell during the season of Advent for a conversation on the religious political history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and our response as people of faith and good conscience. We will meet in Heaton Hall immediately following worship for three consecutive Sunday (November 26, December 3, and December 10) at 11:15 am and at 6:30 pm on Mosaic Wednesday on December 6, to share our grief over the violence, war, and loss of life.

We will learn about the 110-year history of the conflict and the involvement of the United States. We will learn the history and appropriate use of terms like Zionism, Islamaphobia, anti-semitism, colonialism, apartheid, Genocide, just war theory, non-violence, and pacifism.

We will read also the book "The First Advent in Palestine" as our devotional and invite you to read it as well. You can find a copy here.

Dr. Boswell is uniquely equipped to lead this discussion as a former Army officer who worked on a Ph.D. in War and Peace studies at the Catholic University of America and has taught courses in Political Theology, Christian Ethics, War, Peace, and Revolution, and Ways of Peace in World Religions.

Catch Up on the Full Series Here