"Religious Diversity, Political Conflict, and the Spirituality of Liberation: The Voice of a Palestinian Christian"

Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb at the 'Religious and Political Disagreement'  Symposium - St. Olaf College _ USA

The Institute for Freedom & Community - St. Olaf College - USA, held a 2-day symposium on 'Religious and Political Disagreement' (April 20th and April 21st, 2017). Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb spoke on the 2nd day of the symposium; presenting several theses based on the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as his personal experience:

  1. How political disagreements can turn quickly into religious disagreements and the danger of such developments.
  2. How religion is being misused as a tool by different parties either to keep in power or to get to power.
  3. How opposing views in politics and religion are silenced.
  4. The importance of a new spirituality based on religious and political diversity, freedom, a culture of life, and creative resistance for both the political and religious life.

 

The Presentation of Rev. Dr. Raheb was entitled : "Religious Diversity, Political Conflict, and the Spirituality of Liberation: The Voice of a Palestinian Christian"

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