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The Church's Witness on Issues in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Sr. Ruth Lautt, founder and national director of Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East, devotes her talk to providing a framework for Christians to think about the Arab-Israeli conflict, both theologically and through the norms of international law, to promote the causes of “peace, justice, and reconciliation” in the Middle East. Rabbi Ruth Langer, theology professor and academic director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, says that as an American Jew, she views Arab-Israeli relations as an “encounter between two victims.” She suggests using this “mutual victimhood” to foster peaceful discourse. A question-and-answer session follows the event, the second in a two-part series focused on “Responding to International Conflict: Challenges for Christian-Jewish Dialogue,” sponsored by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.

Format: Lecture
Length: 1:55

Presenter(s): Sr. Ruth Lautt, Ruth Langer

Date: November 14, 2007

Location: Higgins 300

Sponsor(s): Center for Christian-Jewish Learning

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/langer/

The information on this page is accurate as of November 2007