Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine and Israel

You are invited to a discussion and book signing “What Jerusalem Means to Us: Christian Perspectives and Reflections” with Carole Monica Burnett, Ph.D. and Father George Makhlouf, Sunday, September 16, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Harrington Center Auditorium, Columbia Theological Seminary, 701 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur 30030. Enter Campus from Inman Dr. Park in parking lot on the left behind the library. R.s.v.p. by Thursday, September 13, to Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel by text (404) 441-2702 or fabuakel@gmail.com


Carole Monica Burnett, Ph.D., is the editor of the Fathers of the Church series, an expanding collection of early Christian texts translated from Greek, Latin and Syriac (Catholic University of America Press). She has taught Church History at the Ecumenical Institute of Theology of St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, as well as Greek and Latin at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. Currently she serves on the Theology Committee of Friends of Sabeel North America. Her spiritual home is the Antiochian Orthodox Church.

Father George Makhlouf, born in West Jerusalem before the Nakba (literally “Catastrophe” the 1948 Palestinian exodus and dispossession) and raised in East Jerusalem, is a retired Orthodox priest who was ordained in Jerusalem in 1985 and has served in Ramallah and New York. He received his education in Terra Sancta School in East Jerusalem and College des Freres in Bethlehem, followed by theological studies in Jerusalem, France and Lebanon. As Pastor Emeritus, he is attached to St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church in Atlanta and lives in Duluth, GA.

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