Gather for a virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Five Sunday afternoons in Lent
Maine pilgrims meet in a cave with our first guest, Daoud Nasser, (second from right) at Tent of Nations outside of Bethlehem
Last October an group of Maine Episcopalians from a dozen congregations traveled to Israel and Palestine and were profoundly moved by the people they met and the conditions they witnessed.
As they considered how to share their experiences with their fellow parishioners here in Maine, they lighted upon the idea to bring the remarkable Palestinian Christians and Muslims they met to way of online conversations.
All are invited on a 45 minute virtual pilgrimage on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. Time will be allowed for Q&A at the end of each presentation.
March 5: 
Daoud Nasser of Tent of Nations: The context of occupation
March 19
Walid Abu Alhalaweh, Hebron Rehabilitation Committee: Daily life under occupation
March 26
Father Fadi Diab, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Ramallah: The Church's Response to occupation and its call to ministry
April 2: 
Violette Khoury, Director of Sabeel Nazareth: Life as a Palestinian Christian in Israel
April 9: 
Sam Bahour, Muslim Palestinian-American businessman: Economic realities for under occupation, especially for young Palestinians

All that is needed to participate is a trusty Internet connection and a webcam or phone.
More about each speaker and the organization or church they represent, as well as links and directions to participate in the conversations, will be posted soon on the New Northeast blog and in upcoming editions of The Dio Log.

Three test conversations are offered prior to the Sunday Conversations for those who would like to try out a Zoom web meeting in advance.

Test 1: Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m. - 
Test 2: Wednesday, March 1, at 10 a.m. - 
Test 3: Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. - 

Simply click on the link and follow the prompts on your screen.


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