Naim Ateek Lecture: A Moment of Truth: Facts and Faith

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 6:30pm

The Rev. Naim Ateek will address the need to challenge the misuse of religion as a tool helping to maintain the occupation of Palestine as well as the unique role that Palestinian Christians and all faith communities around the world should play in bringing about a peaceful solution in resolving one of the most painful situations of injustice and violence in our world today.

Donations will be accepted at the door.

Biography of the Rev. Naim Ateek, Founder/Director, Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem
Naim was born in 1937 in the Palestinian village of Beisan, south of the Sea of Galilee. His family went to live in Nazareth after Zionist troops occupied Beisan in 1948. He was ordained in the Anglican Church in 1967. Ateek established the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem in 1991. Previous to that, he served as Canon of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem and also served as parish priest in Haifa and Nazareth. He is author and editor of numerous books, including Justice and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation; and A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation.

Ateek lectures widely in Palestine and Israel as well as internationally. A well respected and highly regarded leader in the Christian Palestinian community. Rev. Ateek has worked very closely with both the Christian and Muslim communities in the Holy Land. He has been called “the Desmond Tutu of Palestine”.

Location

Knox College
59 St. George St
Toronto, ON
Canada
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