April 22, 2012
Sabeel DC Metro Spring Workshop: How to Make Justice and Peace in the Holy Land Part of Your Church's Faith Journey
Breakout session on "Advocacy, Activism, Lobbying – As A Church."
From the brochure:
JOIN with local DC-area church leaders from many denominations who have moved their churches to respond to the social, political, and spiritual crisis in the Holy Land:
LEARN from lay leaders and clergy how they have:
*kindled the consciences of their congregations on the plight of Palestinians
*overcome deep and hidden fears and resistance that blocked their fellow congregants from understanding the roots of the conflict and the US role
*found positive approaches that do not blame or vilify Israel and its supporters
*developed self-knowledge and spiritual insights
*discovered unexpected allies in the struggle
SHARE with church leaders & other attendees:
*your experiences in trying to increase understanding and hope in the face of growing polarization
*your plans to educate, motivate, and activate your church
WORK with leaders and each other to focus your efforts and link with others who can support you and benefit from your work.