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Clergy, Faith Communities and The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Constructive Models of Engagement

November 26, 2012
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New York, NY, United States
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Join us on Monday, November 26, 6:30pm in New York City for the third evening of our Palestinian Voices Speaker Series. This special Encounter evening will feature inti­mate conver­sa­tion with Greg Khalil, President and Co-Founder of The Telos Group, an orga­ni­za­tion dedi­cated to strength­en­ing the capac­ity of American faith commu­ni­ties — espe­cially American evan­gel­i­cals — to trans­form the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Nearly eight years after Greg was a speaker on Encounter’s earli­est trips we’re delighted to offer you an oppor­tu­nity to learn from the unique insights he brings as a Palestinian-American and former member of the Negotiations Support Unit now doing work with a diver­sity of faith commu­ni­ties vis-a-vis the conflict. Greg’s perspec­tive offers a unique lens on construc­tive modes of engag­ing American faith commu­ni­ties in a new kind of activism and educa­tion about the conflict. Join us in explor­ing the inter­con­nec­tion between reli­gion and conflict trans­for­ma­tion.

Greg Khalil

Before found­ing the Telos Group, Greg Khalil lived in Ramallah, the West Bank, where he advised the Palestinian lead­er­ship on peace nego­ti­a­tions with Israel. Although Greg was born and raised in San Diego, California, much of his extended family still lives in Beit Sahour, a predom­i­nantly Palestinian Christian town near Bethlehem. He has lectured widely on the Middle East and has been published by The Review of Faith & International Affairs and The New York Times. Greg is a grad­u­ate of the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale Law School.

We’d be delighted if you could join us. RSVP today to reserve a space at the event by email­ing heidi@​encounterprograms.​org. Details of the event will be sent to those who have reserved a space.

Encounter neither contests nor endorses the views presented by speak­ers in this series.

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Encounter is an edu­ca­tional orga­ni­za­tion dedi­cated to strength­ening the capacity of the Jewish people to be construc­tive agents of change in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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