On Thursday, September 24th, at 7 pm, Hind Khoury, the General Secretary for KAIROS Palestine, will be present at Apex UMC to share about the reality of life in Palestine, the urgency of the situation there and how people of faith might engage as advocates.
This will be an excellent opportunity for those who have traveled as pilgrims to Israel and Palestine, for General Conference delegates, for lovers of the Biblical land and for peacemakers.
This event is a part of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI) as designated by the World Council of Churches, and is being co-sponsored by the North Carolina Council of Churches.
Questions about the event? Contact Laura Fine Ledford (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Apex United Methodist Church is located at 100 S Hughes St, Apex, NC 27502
Hind Khoury is a Palestinian Christian, an economist, a former ambassador, and the newly appointed General Secretary of Kairos Palestine* located in Bethlehem. She is also the president of the Bethlehem Rotary Club and an executive board member of Bethlehem Bible College. She is president of the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ), which is highly respected around the world for its meticulous research and mapping of the region. She is vice-president of the Arab Thought Forum, and has served as vice president of Sabeel Ecumenical Palestinian Liberation Theology Center. She has spoken at many conferences and seminars locally and internationally, and she serves as a consultant to MASARAT, a research center on Palestinian strategic directives.
An interview with Ms. Khoury can be found below:
**Kairos Palestine is a non-violent organization of Palestinian Christians who in 2009 issued an urgent call to the churches of the world (signed by 3,000 Palestinian Christians) asking the churches to take tangible actions like boycott and divestment to help end the Israeli occupation of their land. To learn more visit: http://www.kairospalestine.ps/
“Our word is a cry of hope, with love, prayer and faith in God. We address it first of all to ourselves and then to all the churches and Christians in the world, asking them to stand against injustice and apartheid, urging them to work for a just peace.” –Kairos Document.