MFSA and UMKR invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 9 at 1 p.m. Eastern for this intriguing webinar.
We are so pleased to have Bishop Hope Morgan Ward from the North Carolina Conference as one of our presenters. See the bios on our speakers below.
While antisemitism is a real and persistent evil that needs to be eradicated, the charge of antisemitism can also be a highly potent weapon against the movement for Palestinian rights.
Today that weapon is being used throughout the US and in many other countries to destroy personal reputations, bring legal charges against certain individuals and rob others of valuable opportunities, intimidate private and governmental institutions, and shut down free speech on campuses.
Our speakers will take a close look at this controversial question as it impacts the church, and discuss how we can appropriately respond.We trust you will find their conversation helpful as we strive toward a just peace for Palestine and Israel.See the link or the attached graphic for the time in various time zones.
Mark Braverman is a Jewish American with deep family roots in the Holy Land. In his writing and speaking Mark focuses on the role of religious beliefs and theology and the function of interfaith relations in the current search for a just peace between Israel and the Palestinians. He is the Executive Director of Kairos USA, an ecumenical organization of churches in the U.S. founded in response to the Kairos call of the Palestinian Christians. He is the author of two books: Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land and A Wall in Jerusalem: Hope, Healing, and the Struggle for Justice in Israel and Palestine.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward is the resident Bishop for the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. She was elected to the Episcopacy in July, 2004 and assigned to the Mississippi Conference in 2004 and 2008. In 2012, she was assigned to the North Carolina Conference. She served as president of the General Board of Global Ministries and now serves on the General Board of Church and Society. She served as chair of the denomination’s Israel-Palestine Task Force established by General Conference 2016.a.