The Search for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land

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Please join our brothers and sisters at Bellevue Presbyterian Church for a series exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how we might serve as agents of peace and reconciliation.
Date: Tuesdays, Sept 3 – Nov 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE (Upper Campus room 425), Bellevue WA
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Tickets: Free
Event Details

Some Jews and Christians consider the modern state of Israel to be the fulfillment of a Biblical promise that God made to Abram. “To your offspring I will give this land,” God tells Abram in Genesis 12, referring to the territory we today know as Israel and Palestine. This and other Old Testament verses, however, can prove troubling when seeking a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Does God’s promise to Abram permit us to overlook the mistreatment of the Palestinian people by those “given” the Holy Land? How should we think about Biblical passages used to justify unjust Israeli policies toward the Palestinians?

These questions take center stage in this study series called The Search for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land. BelPres Associate Pastor Scott Mann will walk us through the Genesis texts, and other passages in scripture, in order to help us gain a larger view of what the Bible says about Holy Land “ownership” and relations between Israelis and Palestinians. We’ll have plenty of time afterward for discussion.

The event gets started at 7 PM in Upper Campus (UC) Room 425 at Bellevue Presbyterian Church.

More information here →