Doing Justice: Israel/Palestine

Jan 24, 2024

Israel/Palestine is a sacred place to all Abrahamic faiths, considered to be “The Holy Land.” For many Christians, the tender emotions  are also mixed with concern over the ongoing tensions and conflict. What might it look like to hold God’s love, justice, mercy, peace, and hope as the lens through which we view the realities of this sacred land?

This Micah Intensive will take a direct look at how Christians view Israel/Palestine and how our engagements in the region have direct implications on its residents. The goal of this content is to begin to understand the theology and values that drive people to land in one part of the spectrum or another, so that we can learn to engage in courageous conversation and move nearer to God’s will for us. 

Here is some of what we will explore together:

  • An introduction to Israel/Palestine, including defining key terms and fundamental challenges and conflicts;
  • Personal stories and testimonies from a variety of cultural contexts; and
  • Biblical, theological, and social reflection on three different Christian responses to Israel/Palestine: (1) Covenantal Inheritance, (2) Saving Grace, and (3) Land for All People.

Meet Your Facilitator

KATIE ARCHIBALD-WOODWARD earned her Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Based in Atlanta, Georgia she serves as resident assistant at Villa International, a guesthouse for international professionals. Through travel, spiritual formation, and art, Katie endeavors to raise awareness, motivate action, and contribute to increasing equality, dignity, freedom, and fullness of life for all. In partnership with the Creative Visions foundation, Katie created Through The Checkpoint and Children of Bethlehem, which are virtual and live art exhibitions that provide vision and voice to life lived amidst occupation in Palestine-Israel. After numerous trips to the Holy Land and building rich friendships and strong partnerships, she is eager to bring others to Israel-Palestine with her through Life Illuminated Travel.

If you are interested in this topic for yourself or for your group/organization, please complete our Micah Intensives Interest Form.

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