Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 10:15am

Our International Peacemaker will take part in Worship (10:15 am).  Join Hilary Rantisi for brunch and dialogue following worship.

Hilary Rantisi is a Palestinian Christian who was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Ramallah, West Bank. In 2001 Hilary moved to the US and is currently working as the Director of the Middle East Initiative at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Prior to moving to the US, Ms. Rantisi's previous work was with civil society organizations in Israel-Palestine and focused on religion, politics, and grassroots mobilization efforts in Jerusalem. She has co-edited a book “Our Story: The Palestinians” in 1999 with Rev. Naim Ateek, and a number of other journal articles. She has served as International Peacemaker with PCUSA several times and her message is that of integrating principles of Christian peacemaking with situations of conflict.

International Peacemakers are leaders who are engaged in peacemaking in their own areas of the world. They are invited by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to visit with Presbyterians in the United States and to help us understand the peace and justice concerns of others around the world. International Peacemakers help Presbyterians broaden their view of the world, deepen their understanding of peace and justice issues in our own communities, and faithfully follow Jesus in ministries extending compassion, seeking peace, and doing justice.

Presbyterian Peacemaking Program PC(USA)

Contact Information: 

Call the Presbytery of Des Moines at 515-276-4991.