An invitation from former PCUSA Moderator Heath Rada and the Pilgrims of Ibillin
MILESTONES AND LIVING STONES
You are invited to attend a gathering at Montreat (Upper Anderson) on May 29 at 7 pm to hear Archbishop Emeritus Elias Chacour. A three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Chacour was born to a Palestinian Christian family in the village of Biram in Upper Galilee, and, along with his whole village, experienced the tragedy of eviction by Israeli authorities in 1948.
He was ordained and appointed as priest of St. George Melkite Catholic Church in Ibillin, and fulfilled his vision of bringing children, youth and adults of different faith traditions to live and work together in peace. The cluster of schools now serves 2750 students from preschool through high school, and consistently ranks as some of the top academic schools in Israel. The Archbishop has received numerous international and national awards, including the Council for America’s First Freedom Award for International Service, the World Methodist Peace Prize and the prestigious Niwano Peace Prize by a Buddhist group in Japan.
Archbishop Chacour is the author of the books Blood Brothers and We Belong to the Land, both making the bestseller lists around the world.
Questions or to register, contact Lynn Jostes at 202.445.9975.
The event is free and open to the public, so please invite a friend!