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Journey to Justice: From Black America to Palestine

Resources from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference

We urge you to incorporate the SDPC educational resources, below, in your church-wide bible studies for more information on Palestine, Political Israel and Biblical Israel.

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The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. conversational round table, "Journey to Justice: From Black America to Palestine," a conversation among religious scholars, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., pastor emeritus, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, co-founder of the SDPC and SDPC trustee; Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, interim academic dean & associate professor of homiletics and Hebrew Bible at Methodist Theological School in Ohio and SDPC trustee; Attorney Dr. Jonathan Kuttab, chairman, Bethlehem Bible College, leading human rights attorney and peace activist in Israel and Palestine and Rev. Dr. Alton Pollard, dean and professor of religion and culture at Howard University School of Divinity, moderated by SDPC General Secretary, Dr. Iva E. Carruthers.

This conversation will answer the following questions:

  • How has Palestinian identity been shaped by the historical, political and social realities of being tied to the land, yet being cast as an outsider and labeled as an intruder in your own land?
  • What is the difference between the Biblical Israel and the Political Israel?
  • What does that have to do with the call for liberation from the Palestinian people?
  • How do we learn to interpret the Bible through the lens of justice?
  • How do you disrupt a deep abiding commitment to a theology that doesn't care about people, but only end results?
  • What are the similar worldviews held between Palestinian communities and African-descended communities?
  • What are the similarities between the narratives cultivated by the media that arise when Palestinian or African American communities resist oppression?

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