Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Hope for Things Unseen
This spring is already abuzz with Israeli-Arab diplomacy. Special Envoy George Mitchell was in the region last week. After a meeting yesterday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, President Obama said the U.S. is ready to create some “concrete steps” for all parties to take and will “deeply engage” to ensure progress toward peace. To move forward in a meaningful way, the Obama Administration will need support and encouragement from American Christians and bi-partisan backing from Congress.
Major speakers include Amjad Attalah, Rev. Michael Kinnamon, Daniel Levy, Trita Parsi, and Daniel Seidemann. There is an exciting line-up of workshops that will focus on a broad variety of topics including: Palestinian Christians; West Bank and Gaza on-the-ground Report; Human Rights Context; Legislative Issues; Grassroots Organizing, Interethnic and Interfaith Cooperation and more!
To view the full conference schedule, click here.
Registration is now open online.
The conference will be held Washington, D.C. on June 7-9, 2009 at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University.
To take advantage of the preferred room rates at the Gallaudet Conference Center, please book your room by the cut-off date of Friday, May 8, 2009.
This year’s conference theme, “Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Hope for Things Unseen” is inspired by Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” The conference is an occasion to reflect on the challenging and complex situation in the Holy Land. The facts on the ground are discouraging and give few reasons for optimism. In fact many doubt the possibility of peace. But faith leads us to a hope that perceives a reality beyond optimism. Faith affirms our role as advocates for a just and lasting peace–two states living side by side with dignity and security for all the peoples of the region.
The 111th Congress and the Obama Administration provide a new opportunity to help Israelis and Palestinians stop the tragic cycles of spiraling violence and diplomatic stalemate and move forward on a path toward peace. Your elected officials need to hear from American Christians who care about the two peoples of the Holy Land and expect robust U.S. diplomatic action in 2009.
Please register today for the 2009 Advocacy Conference using our online registration page.
For details on registration rates, accommodations, speakers, directions, and other conference-related information, please visit our Conference Overview Page.