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IBTS Ethics Conversations

Israel/Gaza and our response to violence

With Martin Accad, Salim Munayer and Helen Paynter


Monday, 20th November, online at 18:00 CET (Amsterdam)

Monday, 27th November, online at 18:00 CET (Amsterdam)

Tuesday, 5th December, online at 18:00 CET (Amsterdam)

In the light of the conflict in Israel/Gaza you are invited to join us for three conversations addressing the issues of peacemaking, reconciliation and violence with Martin Accad, Salim Munayer and Helen Paynter leading us in each of these conversations.


Monday 20th November 18:00 CET

Martin Accad

Martin will speak on: Competing Narratives, Peacemaking and Reconciliation: History, Politics, and Religion, with some reference to the Israel/Gaza Conflict.

Dr Accad is director of Action Research Associates in Lebanon (https://actionresearchassociates.org/). He is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary and Near East School of Theology in Beirut.


Monday 27th November 18:00 CET

Salim Munayer

Salim will speak on: Reconciliation as an answer to the settlers’ colonial conflict in Israel/ Palestine.

Dr. Munayer is founder of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation (https://musalaha.org/). He is also Regional Hub Coordinator of the Middle East and North Africa region for the Peace and Reconciliation Network (PRN) of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA).

Tuesday 5th December 18:00 CET

Helen Paynter

Helen will speak on: The church as prophetic actor and how to resist evil (what do we do when the cheek that is slapped is not our own?)

Dr Paynter is Biblical Studies tutor at Bristol Baptist College (OT specialist) and founding director of the Centre for the Study of Bible and Violence (www.csbvbristol.org.uk). Her latest publication Blessed Are the Peacemakers: A Biblical Theology of Human Violence will be published this month.

To receive the zoom links for these meetings, please contact Anna on email anna@ibts.eu