Twin Cities Area Faith-based Groups to Host Three Evening Programs on ‘Israelis and Palestinians’

Six organizations representing many faith traditions will host a three-part, evening discussion series titled “Israelis and Palestinians: A Conversation Among Jews, Christians and Muslims.”

The programs, free and open to the public, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Mondays of Oct. 4, 11 and 18 in the Kay Fredricks Room, located on the third floor of the Klas Center at Hamline University in St. Paul.

The programs are sponsored by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, the Islamic Center of Minnesota and Mount Zion Temple. Co-sponsors are the St. Paul Interfaith Network (SPIN), the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning of the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University, and the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice of Hamline University.

On Oct. 4, Hussein Khatib and Ziad Amra will speak on “Telling Our Stories: Two Palestinian Voices.” The moderator will be the Rev. Tom Duke.

On Oct. 11, Mira Reinberg and Oren Gross will speak on “Telling Our Stories: Two Israeli Voices.” The moderator will be the Rev. Tom Duke.

On Oct. 18, Ron Young of the National Interreligious Initiative for Peace in the Middle East will discuss “Roads to Resolution: What is Our Role as Americans?”  Three local religious leaders will respond; the moderator will be Rabbi Amy Eilberg.

Donations will be invited. For more information and directions visit the St. Paul Interfaith Network’s Web site at