National Conference

Christians and the Holy Land:
What Does the Lord Require?

17 - 19 September 2015
Lexington United Methodist Church
2600 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, Mass. 02421

for information and registration, call 781.641.4453

Keynote Speaker:
7:30 PM, Thursday, 17 September

Prof. Noam Chomsky
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Iran Nuclear Deal:
Some Critical Questions

 

Additional Speakers:

Mrs. Jean Zaru
Presiding Clerk, Ramallah Friends Meeting Quakers

Peacemaking as a Journey of Transformation

Prof. Stephen Walt
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University


Can the United States Manage the Middle East? Should It Try?

Prof. Ilan Pappe
European Centre for Palestine Studies
University of Exeter, United Kingdom


A New Dictionary for Palestine: Calling a Spade a Spade

Dr. Sara Roy
Senior Research Fellow
Center for Middle East Studies, Harvard University

Gaza: A Reflection

Dr. Mark Braverman
Executive Director Kairos USA

Beyond Interfaith Dialogue:
Prophetic Theology and the Palestinian Call


The Rev. Peter J. Miano
Executive Director, The Society For Biblical Studies

Mainstream Christian Zionism




 

 

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Prof. Noam Chomsky gave the keynote address at our national conference in 2004 Our Enemies, Ourselves: Violence in Religion and Culture. We are grateful for his support over the years and generosity with his time. It is a distinct privilege to welcome him again.

Prof. Chomsky is a well known and highly influential political activist and social critic. He is one of the most cited academics in America and the author of dozens of books. Since the agreement between the Unhited States, its allies and Iran to limit Iran's nuclear objectives is so important, so timely and so hotly debated, Prof. Chomsky chose to make it the subject of his address.

In addition to Prof. Chomsky, the other outstanding speakers who will speak at this year's National Conference will present expert insights that are not usually presented in the mainstream media in the United States and sometimes deliberately suppressed. The Society for Biblical Studies is committed to presenting leading edge and poignant perspectives that are imperative in public moral, social, political discourse. Such viewpoints are imperatrive to informed discourse.

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