This conversation between two evangelical Christians will explore the positions of both groups by addressing the differences in their theological and political views.

8th International HCEF Conference to Present
Groundbreaking Panel Discussion Saturday, October 21, 2006

 

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) will hold an panel discussion on the theology and practical implications of Christian Zionism during its 8th International Conference, Opening Doors of Hope in Faith, which will be held in Washington D.C., October 20th and 21st, 2006. The discussion is titled, .Are Christians Obligated to Support Israel? Two Different Theological Perspectives..

 

This conversation between two evangelical Christians will explore the positions of both groups by addressing the differences in their theological and political views. They will also touch upon the realities of Christian Zionist theology as it influences events in the Holy Land.

 

Rev. Gary Burge, Ph.D., professor at Wheaton College and member of HCEF.s Advisory Board will represent the theological views of non-Zionist evangelical Christians. Ms. JoAnn Magnuson will represent the Christian Zionist theological perspective. Ms. Mugnuson has been involved with Bible-based study and tourism in Israel for many years, and currently serves as Director of Interfaith Relations for Bridges for Peace (BFP).

 

Rateb Rabie, President of HCEF stated, .We are pleased to be able to present this ground-breaking discussion at such a volatile time in the Middle East.  It is our every hope that we can enlighten our audience and open the hearts and minds of the public..

 

In light of recent political events and the place of the U.S. churches in the formation of public opinion, this panel discussion has far-reaching implications. Panel Moderator will be Serge Duss, who is the Senior Advisor for Global Affairs of World Vision US, and an Ordained Elder at National Presbyterian Church. This panel discussion will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 8:50 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. at the National Presbyterian Center in Washington, D.C.

 

For more information, or to register to the conference please visit the 8th International HCEF Conference at http://www.hcef.org/ , or contact HCEF toll free at 866-871- (4233).