Washington, DC Area Presentations by Abuna Elias Chacour – April 10-12, 2013

“What Are the Things That Make for Peace?”

Peace advocate and author Archbishop Elias Chacour will speak at church gatherings in the Washington, DC area April 10-12, 2013.

Archbishop Chacour was born in Palestine in 1939. He became a priest in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, which traces its roots to the Byzantine period. Father Chacour is Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth, and All Galilee. He has worked tirelessly for reconciliation between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East and is author of several books, including Blood Brothers and We Belong to the Land. He is a recipient of the World Methodist Peace Award and the Niwano Peace Prize for his work in education as founder of the Mar Elias Educational Institutions, which have more than 3,000 students and faculty, including Muslims, Christians, Druze, and Jews.

All are invited to hear this well-known advocate for a peaceful resolution of the “Arab-Israeli” conflict.

Wednesday, April 10, Presentation at 7:00 PM — Washington National Cathedral, Perry Auditorium. (Download a flyer for this event and share it with others!) For more information contact Grace Said at pal-isgroup@cathedralcongregation.org.

Thursday, April 11, Fundraising Dinner followed by Public Presentation — Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, on the Campus at Randolph-Macon College, 201 Henry St, Ashland, VA.

  • 5:30pm Dinner, Fellowship Hall. Suggested donation $50.  Contact the church office for reservations: 804-798-7224
  • 7;00pm Presentation in the Sanctuary, Free and open to the public.  A free-will offering will be received to provide scholarships for students at the Mar Elias Educational Institutions, founded by Fr. Chacour in Ibillin, Israel

Friday, April 12, Presentation at 7:30 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Event held in School)
8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003.

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