Interfaith Service for Peace – Sunday, March 17, 2013

Please join the Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice in the



Sunday, March 17, 2013


5:00 pm at First United Methodist Church

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo

Keynote Address:

A Vision for Peace in Palestine/Israel:

A Palestinian Christian Perspective

Rev. Naim Ateek

(Service will be followed by refreshments and discussion)

Naim Ateek was born in 1937 in the Palestinian village of Beisan, south of the Sea of Galilee. His family went to live in Nazareth after Zionist troops occupied Beisan in 1948. He was ordained in the Anglican Church in 1967. He holds degrees from Hardin-Simmons University and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. He earned a Doctor of Divinity degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1985. Ateek received the Episcopal Peace Fellowship Sayre Award and Distinguished Alumnus awards from San Francisco Theological Seminary and Hardin Simmons University. He holds Honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and the Episcopal Divinity School of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ateek established the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem in 1991. Prior to that, he served as Canon of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem and also served as parish priest in Haifa and Nazareth. He is author and editor of numerous books, including Justice and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation; Faith and the Intifada; Jerusalem: What Makes for Peace; Our Story: The Palestinians; Holy Land, Hollow Jubilee: God, Justice and the Palestinians; and A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation. Ateek lectures widely in Palestine and Israel as well as internationally. He has been called “the Desmond Tutu of Palestine” .


Kalamazoo Non-Violent Opponents to War, the Muslim Community of Kalamazoo, Women in Black, United Campus Ministries

Donations (tax deductible) will be accepted for Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA).