Please join Kairos Puget Sound Coalition (KPSC) along with co-sponsors Jewish Voice for Peace/Portland and JVP/Tacoma for this 6th annual conference. The key note speaker will be Rifat Kassis, co-author of “A Moment of Truth, the Kairos Palestine Document”. Mark Braverman, executive director of Kairos USA and manager of the Kairos Portal website will facilitate the Q&A and discussion following Rifat’s presentation.
|Date:||Saturday, October 10, 2020|
|Time:||10:00 am – 12:00 pm (PDT)|
|Location:||Zoom Virtual Event|
|Tickets:||Free, Zoom registration required|
Rifat Odeh Kassis is a Palestinian Christian, who was born in Beit Sahour, in the West Bank. He is a human rights, political and community activist, as well as an author and lecturer. He co-authored “A Moment of Truth, the Kairos Palestine Document”, published in 2009. His total commitment to this effort led to his assignment as General Coordinator of the Kairos Palestine Group, in December of 2009.
Rifat has been arrested and imprisoned several times, by Israeli authorities. In 1991, he founded the Palestine arm of Defense of Children-International (DCI), and has served in various capacity with DCI since that time. Since 2015, together with other international consultants, Rifat started a consulting group, called GRIP Consulting (www.grip.consulting)
- “Palestine: A Bleeding Wound in the World’s Conscience” (2006)
- “Kairos for Palestine” – Published in India, (2011)
- “Kairos for Global Justice” – with a forward by Patriarch Michael
Sabbah. Published by Kairos Palestine (2012)
- “Generation Palestine – Voices from the Boycott, Divestment and
Sanctions Movement” – edited by Rich Wiles, with a forward by Archbishop
Desmond Tutu. Published by Pluto Press, London, 2013.