Chautauqua-Wawasee’s “Neighbors in Our World II, Gathering around the Table” provides a wonderful setting for encountering diverse cultures. Everyone is welcome at the table this Sunday as Dr. Ronald Caldwell will present the second session of Christians in the Holy Land from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oakwood Chapel, Oakwood Park, in Syracuse.
There is no cost to attend this event thanks to the support of generous donors and sponsors, all “Neighbors in Our World II” lectures are free and open to the public. The remaining sessions will be as follows:
- July 21 Grassroots Peacemaking in the Middle East from a Christian Perspective with John Lapp, MA
- July 28 Muslim Christian Dialogue with Amir J. Tamir Rasheed, Dr. Terry Anderson, Dr. L. Michael Spath
- Aug. 4 How People of Different Faiths Can Work Together for the Common Good with Dr. Kent Millard
Caldwell is a retired orthopedic surgeon who has traveled in Israel and Palestine and met with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim peacemakers in the region, including: Rev. Mitri Raheb, pastor at Christmas Lutheran Church, Bethlehem; AbunaElias Chacour, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Archbishop of the Galilee; Daoud Nassar, Tent of Nations; Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Rabbis for Human Rights, Jerusalem; Zoughbi Zougbhi, Wiam Conflict Resolution Center, Bethlehem; Al-Haq Human Rights Organization, Ramallah; and Dr. Bernard Sabella, Middle East Council of Churches, Department of Refugees.
For more information on these or any of Chautauqua-Wawasee programs visit chautauqua-wawasee.org or call Marlies at 574-518-1094. The Chautauqua-Wawasee programming committee is already working on plans for 2014 and looking for ideas.