Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Back to Bern, this time for the promised land

Am off to Bern to interpret for a few days, I suspect that there won't be much of an internet connection. The consultation will include contributions from Harvey Cox and Othmar Keel amongst others so I'm quite looking forwards to it - despite as always feeling very edgy about the interpretation task and whether I'll be up to it. You can read about the consultation here.

One challenge for churches addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the fact that it takes place in a land that different religions consider holy. A conference in Bern will discuss the concept of the "Promised Land" and related theological issues with a view to help more churches become advocates for a just peace.