How do activism and scholarship contribute to our understanding of Scripture in the world today? The Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice, located at Stony Point Center, is exploring this question in a monthly series.
In this session, lifelong peace activist Weldon Nisly and biblical scholar Tom Boomershine will discuss their commitment to understand and respond to the Gospel’s call to peacemaking — within the academy, within Christian community, and in conflict zones around the world. They will focus on the struggle of the Kurds in Northern Iraq targeted by Turkey’s military in the context of the Iraq war, as well as the Palestinian struggle in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. This event is co-sponsored by the Christian Peacemaker Teams, who have teams in Iraqi Kurdistan and Palestine.
Advance registration is required:
This session is part of an onging series called "Scholar-Activist Encounters." All are welcome to join each third Thursday at 4:30pm Pacific Time / 7:30pm Eastern Time for an interactive dialogue exploring the interfaces between scholarship and activism. Click here to see the full schedule. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This series is co-sponsored by the Community of Living Traditions.