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Listen. Learn. Lean into Peace.
December 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
As we continue to pray for peace and ceasefire in Gaza, we must also be students of the historic and present circumstances that led to this moment.
Join another conversation in this ongoing series! This week, we’ll speak with Amir Marshi, a Palestinian PhD student, organizer, researcher, and writer hailing from the city of Nazareth. Marshi’s research focuses on the colonial history of Christian Zionism and the political history of the Arab Church in Palestine-Syria and the North American Arab diaspora. He has written on the impact of the Apartheid wall and colonial settlements in and around Jerusalem on the geopolitical and social fabric of Palestinians in Jerusalem, contributing as an author for the Jerusalem Story website. Amir co-founded the Edward Said Forum for Palestinian students in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Department at Tel Aviv University, as well as the Souq Stories project—a multi-sited photographic exhibition spotlighting historic Palestinian open markets.
He will be hosted, as always, by our senior minister, the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, author of Fierce Love and renowned public theologian. Dr. Lewis’ work been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the front page of The New York Times website, Slate, Vox and many more. And she is a frequent contributor to MSNBC, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, and at conferences around the country. Jacqui is a womanist whose preaching, teaching, speaking, writing, and activism are aimed at racial equality, gun control, economic justice, and equal rights for all sexual orientations and genders. Her work building interfaith partnerships, and as the convener for Middle Church’s annual justice conference embodies the kind of love that moves our world toward peace.
We must listen, learn, and lean into peace. AND our prayers and actions matter.