Author and activist Mark Braverman will speak on “Palestine: the church and the grassroots movement that will bring a just peace to the Holy Land” at 6 pm Wednesday, May 2, in the Fireside Room of First United Methodist Church.”
Braverman is a Jewish American with deep family roots in the holy land. Traveling to Israel/Palestine in 2006 he was transformed by witnessing the occupation of Palestine and by encounters with peace activists and civil society leaders from the Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities.
In his writing and speaking Mark focuses on the role of religious beliefs and theology in the current discourse and the function of interfaith relations in the current search for a resolution of the conflict.
Mark serves on the advisory board of Friends of Sabeel North America and on the Board of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA. He is a cofounder of Friends of Tent of Nations North America, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Palestinian land rights in historic Palestine.
Mark consults to and writes for the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church USA and has been appointed consultant for Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding. He currently serves as the Coordinator of Kairos USA.
Mark is the author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land. which the “Changing Christianity” Sunday School class will be studying this spring. His writings, blog, and sermons can be found at www.markbraverman.org.
The program is free and open to the public – donations will be accepted to offset the costs of the program.