Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Women Visit the Middle East

National Council of ChurchesUSA

NCC delegation to Mid-East tells its story
While the most recent violence raged in Lebanon and Gaza, fifteen women leaders from several NCC member denominations traveled through Israel/Palestine and Jordan. They returned with a deeper understanding of the complex currents of faith a
nd violence in the Middle East. They paid particular attention to the plight of women and children--Muslims, Jews and Christians--who live in one of the world's most stressful and dangerous areas. Led by the Rev. Dr. Thelma Chambers-Young (here with Jerusalem Patriarch Theophilis III), the delegation is still searching for signs of hope that a way will be found out of the morass of hatred and violence. Several participants have contributed their hopes and fears to the delegation's blog, which can be found here.

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