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NEME News

November 2021

Giving Tuesday is today!
NEME is thankful for your support.

Click on the image below to find out more about supporting the work of peace and justice.
Did you miss our webinar on November 15th with Peace Catalyst International and representatives from Anera and Physicians for Human Rights - Israel? You can watch the video here.
Health Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Access to Healthcare & COVID-19 Vaccines (Panel Discussion) (November 15, 2021): This panel discussion, hosted by the Network of Evangelicals for the Middle East and Peace Catalyst International, explored the effects of the military occupation of the West Bank and blockade of Gaza on healthcare, with a special focus on access to the COVID-19 vaccines. 

The NEME Tour has ended.

We are so grateful for all of the wonderful hosts who welcomed Dr. Bruce Fisk into their classrooms, meetings, and homes during our first-ever NEME Speaking Tour. We hope that this is the first of many similar opportunities to join you in conversation.

A note from Bruce:
It was an honor to represent NEME and to deliver five lectures about Evangelical biblical interpretation, Israel and Palestine, and Christian Zionism across three states. Even more exciting were the dozens and dozens of personal conversations with scholars, activists, graduate students and church folk, in which I shared our vision for a new kind of conversation among Evangelicals who care about peace and justice in the Holy Land.
Bruce was also able to meet with Tala AlRaheb, a young Palestinian scholar and Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) Ambassador Warren Clark Fellow, during his time at Duke University. Tala attended Bruce's lecture to Duke Divinity students and she shared her thoughts with us.
"What I found most valuable about Bruce’s lecture was that he stated clearly that no matter which way one understands the text, it has implications and consequences for the people living in the Holy Land. He stated, 'Pulpit proclamations and popular publications in America have real-world impact in the Middle East. However we imagine Jerusalem’s future, we dare not treat the Holy City of today as a pawn on our theological board game, nor as a stage for End Times theater, nor as Bible museum, nor as evidence that God is on our side.' I believe that such a proclamation is crucial considering the audience. The majority of the people who attended the lecture were divinity students who are either hoping to seek ordination or wish to be scholars in religious studies. The idea that our theologies have practical implications is important and reminding them that they have a hermeneutical responsibility when reading the Bible is crucial especially when the text revolves around Israel/Palestine."
- Tala AlRaheb

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