As a prelude to the Windows into Palestine festival, Lord of Life Lutheran Church welcomes theologian, social entrepreneur, author and advocate for peace—Bright Stars of Bethlehem President, Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb. Pastor Mitri will speak at a forum free and open to the community. Diaspora and Identity: The case of Palestine and other books will be available for purchase as well as signing by the author. Held in the sanctuary, there will be time for questions and answers with Pastor Mitri, along with a brief presentation by Beth Nelson Chase, Executive Director of Bright Stars of Bethlehem. The focus of the event is to educate and raise awareness of the plight of Palestinians in the Holy Land.

Program Schedule as follows:

6-7pm // Reception, Narthex
Palestinian art exhibit viewing, book signing, light hors d’oeuvres

7-8pm // Open Forum with Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, Sanctuary
7-8 pm, Discussion and Q&A

8-8:30 pm // Reception, Narthex