Fall Speaker Series
Especially this year, Advent brings our attention again back to Palestine. Peace with Justice is a term that can almost become a cliché. But there are real world implications for this land that Jews, Muslims, and Christians share. When there is injustice, peace becomes impossible. Nowhere is this clearer than when talking about Palestine and Israel (the Holy Land). Join us to explore these injustices, why they remain an impediment to peace, and how we can help achieve a peaceful future for ALL in the Holy Land.
Mr. Abood has served as Advocacy and Outreach Director of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, based in Bethesda, Maryland and Bethlehem, Palestine. In 2007, he received a certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his leadership in working with the Palestinian Christian communities in the Holy Land. He is a speaker and writer on the Churches' perspective on the current situation of the Christians in the Holy Land. He is the author of A Great Cloud of Witnesses: The Catholic Churches' Experience in the Holy Land.
Revisit Past Speakers -- September - October, 2023
APP Thanks Pope Francis for Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery
APP is committed to doing all that we can to promote Synodality in Western PA. Synodality is a way of journeying forward, led by the Spirit, in our polarized world for our newly merged parishes, for lay groups associated with religious orders, and other groups wanting to live the Gospel more faithfully. Synodality is an on-going process – of listening to each other and for the Spirit, sharing hopes, experiencing supportive community, and being open and responsive to the pain of the world. Synodality is the way to grow as Church.
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