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 and 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.