Webinar: From Ferguson to Palestine
May 20, 2021 | 1:00 pm EST
From the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol through the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin to the current surge in violence in Palestine and Israel, the world has been awakened anew to the realities of racial injustice and systemic oppression. For years, many leaders have pointed to the parallels between the racialized systems within the United States to those within Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank. One of these parallels is the role of Christian Nationalism and Christian Zionism in perpetuating the pain.
Join us on Thursday, May 20 at 10aPST as the Network of Evangelicals for the Middle East (NEME), in partnership with Global Immersion and the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) explore the current surge of violence in Palestine and Israel, reveal some of the parallels between the Christian Nationalism that threatens our continent and the Christian Zionism that undergirds the violence in the Middle East, and discuss how those committed to racial justice here can become committed to racial justice and liberation over there.
This webinar will feature Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon of Churches for Middle East Peace, Dominique Gilliard of ECC, and Jack Munayer of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel and will be moderated by Jer Swigart of Global Immersion.