ROSEMARY RADFORD RUETHER CONFERENCE
FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL
Decker Hall, 665 Avery Rd., Claremont, CA October 7, 2017
Co-Sponsors: Friends of Sabeel—North America (FOSNA), Claremont Area FOSNA, Claremont School of Theology, Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Claremont Graduate University
Rosemary Radford Ruether has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a scholar, teacher, and activist in the Roman Catholic Church, and is well known as a pioneer in Christian feminist theology and liberation theology, especially in Palestine and Latin America. Among her 46 books are Faith and Fratricide: The Theological Roots of Anti-Semitism (Seabury Press, 1974), The Wrath of Jonah: The Crisis of Religious Nationalism in the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict (Fortress Press, 2002) with husband, Herman (“Herc”), and Integrating Ecofeminism, Globalization, and World Religions (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).
“Beyond Christian-Jewish Dialogue: Palestine and the Ecumenical Challenge to the Church,” by Mark Braverman, a Jewish American with family roots in Jerusalem. He serves on the advisory board of Friends of Sabeel North America and as Program Director for Kairos USA, a movement to unify and mobilize American Christians to take a prophetic stance for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.
“A Christian Vision for Justice and Peace,” by Mae Cannon, executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). Her doctoral dissertation at the University of California–Davis focused on the history of the American Protestant church in Israel and Palestine.
“The Doors She Opened: Introducing Rosemary Radford Ruether,” by Jane Dempsey Douglass, Hazel Thompson McCord Professor Emerita of Historical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, and past President of the American Society of Church History and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. Her friendship with Rosemary Ruether began in the first years of her teaching church history at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University Claremont, which overlapped Rosemary’s final years of doctoral study at Claremont Graduate University. This led to later collaboration on women’s issues.
“Liberating Theology for a Faithful Path of Resistance in the US and Occupied Palestine,” by Don Wagner, currently a FOSNA Consultant in Theology. He is a past Director for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and professor of Middle Eastern Studies at North Park University in Chicago, IL, and past National Program Director for Friends of Sabeel– North America. While he was the National Director of the Palestine Human Rights Campaign, he worked closely with Rosemary and Herman Ruether.
“Truth, Courage, and the Prophetic,” by Naim Ateek, a Palestinian Arab Israeli citizen and Episcopal priest, who served parishes in Galilee and as Canon of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem. He is and was the first to articulate a Palestinian theology of liberation.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (per person) includes the banquet and admission to all speakers.
BEFORE SEPTEMBER 13:
Students: $30.00 || Pilgrim Place Residents: $60.00 || General Public: $80.00
Optional box lunch: add $6.75 || If you wish to attend only the banquet and Naim Ateek’s presentation: $30.00
REGISTRATION AFTER SEPTEMBER 13: add $5.00
Make checks payable to RUETHER CONFERENCE and mail to:
DarEll Weist, Registrar, 619 Leyden Lane, Claremont, CA 91711
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