Sunday Services

9:30AM choral Rite II Eucharist


“Kairos Palestine:  Christians in the Holy Land and the Call for Justice-
A Panel Discussion at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.”

 The recent violence in Gaza and Palestine, which killed more than 2200 people (the majority civilians), provides us with a significant opportunity to reflect on the history of the ongoing conflict there.  The panel at St. Stephen’s on October 23rd will focus on the roots of the conflict, especially exploring the experience of Palestinian Christians and the recent Kairos Palestine document, which is a call from Christian leaders in Palestine (including the Anglican Church) to Christians of the world to help end the ongoing violent occupation of the Holyland.  The Kairos document continues to provide hope for a just peace that benefits all peoples and religions in Israel and Palestine.

The panel will include Therese Mughannam-Walrath (a Palestinian Christian who was born in the Holyland, yet ended up in the USA as a refugee), Sam Tuttleman (from Jewish Voice for Peace and recently returned from work in Palestine), and Dr. Joseph Eichenseher (who did medical work in Bethlehem).   There will also be a short movie segment shown from “The Stones Cry Out,” a 2013 documentary detailing the story of the Palestinian Christians.

We will begin with a soup supper at 6:00pm in the St. Stephen’s Parish Hall and the panel will begin at 6:30pm. We will plan on having abundant time for questions and audience discussion.  It promises to be an insightful, informative, and lively evening, and we hope you can join us.