Working for peace and justice

Learn about the inspiring work Palestinians and Israelis are doing for peace and justice and what this community can do

  • Dec. 7, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Learn about the inspiring work Palestinians and Israelis are doing for peace and justice and what this community can do to be in solidarity with them, Sunday, Dec. 11 at First United Church.

Natalie Maxson, a program director at Naramata Centre, is organizing the World Ways: Pilgrimage of Solidarity to Israel/Palestine next spring.

In September 2011, she went on a program with the Sabeel Ecumenical Centre for Liberation Theology and met with churches, peace movements and human rights organizations in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron and Nazareth.

She has a passion for sharing her story of this visit and letting people know how they can get involved through prayer, further study and travel to this stunning land.

This speaking engagement will be full of stories, photos, lively discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.

Maxson has travelled extensively and led numerous leadership programs around the world through her previous work with the World Council of Churches.

“Whether you know a lot or very little about Israel/Palestine, this special region known as the Holy Land has a lot to teach us,” says organizer Christine Hutchins. “We are excited that she will be speaking here.”

Maxson will speak at 1:30 p.m this Sunday at First United Church, 450 Okanagan Avenue SE.


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