Presented By: Lisa Bender


Why should we care what is happening in the "Holy Land?" Where does the UMC stand given recent US government decisions affecting the region? Are boycott and divestment efforts valid strategies to work toward peace?  Based on recent visits to the West Bank and working with Palestinian Christians, what can we do? Join the challenging conversation as we struggle with the difference between Biblical Israel and what is happening there today.


Bio: Lisa Bender retired from Susquehanna Conference staff in 2018 and is a member of Grace UMC, Harrisburg.  Lisa's son lived in the West Bank for two years, and her visits while he was there were eye-opening, leading her to become a strong advocate for Palestinian rights.  She serves as co-chair of  United Methodists for Kairos Response, an independent movement for Palestinian rights growing in the grassroots of The United Methodist Church.