Reflections on Eleven Years of Living on the Seam between Israel and Palestine
Sunday, October 16, 2011 – 3 p.m. | Mandeville Hall 103
Rev. Michael McGarry was recently named President of the Paulist Fathers. For the past eleven years he was rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, at the southern end of Jerusalem, just north of Bethlehem. Tantur is an international center for mainly English-speaking Christian scholars to come, to study, to explore. Staffed by Palestinians, both Muslim and Christian, Tantur is uniquely located between two populations earnestly yearning for peace. Throughout his career, Fr. McGarry has worked for better relations between Christians and Jews, but his time in the Holy Land has profoundly affected his ministry, his perspective on prospects for peace, and his ideas about authentic relations between Christians and Jews. He will address both academic and real-life situations affecting Christians and Jews concerned about peace in the Holy Land and our relations in the USA.