Book talk: “A Life Worth Living: The Story of a Palestinian Catholic”
Date(s) - 04/12/2018
The Palestine Center
Free with RSVP USD
The Jerusalem Fund
*A light lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. Talk begins promptly at 1:00 p.m.
Amidst a sometimes confusing barrage of news about the Middle East, Dr. Bernard Sabella, a Palestinian Christian, offers an enlightening, often humorous, personal narrative accompanied by reflections on lessons learned from his life in a conflict zone. Displaced from his home in infancy with his refugee family and educated in Jerusalem’s Old City before pursuing university studies in the US, he became a committed educator, scholar, member of the Palestinian Parliament, and director of a church aid agency. Throughout his life Dr. Sabella has devoted himself to promoting peace through understanding, on the path of absolute nonviolence. A Life Worth Living speaks with a voice worth listening to, alternately anecdotal and analytical while poignantly pondering the past, present, and future of the Holy Land.
Copies of A Life Worth Living: The Story of a Palestinian Catholic will be available for purchase at the event.
Dr. Bernard Sabella currently serves as the executive secretary of the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees of the Middle East Council of Churches as well as an elected member of the Palestinian legislature. He has retired from a career as a professor of sociology at Bethlehem University in Palestine. He resides in Jerusalem.