The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

June 13 – July 4, 2005
Palestine-Israel Discussion Series

First United Methodist Church Parlor
203 Wisconsin Ave, Madison
Sunday mornings at 9:30 am

This is a three-part discussion series on Palestine-Israel, and one on Iraq, sponsored by the First United Methodist Church. Participants include Jennifer Loewenstein, founding member of MRSCP, George Shalabi, and MRSCP Advisory Committee member Cecil Findley.

A theme text is from the words of Jesus weeping over Jerusalem: “Oh, that you would recognize the things that make for peace.”

June 13
Tina Lang on the wall being built by the Israeli government.

June 20
Jennifer Loewenstein on the plight of those in Rafah and throughout Gaza.

June 27
George Shalabi and the personal and historical reflections of a Palestinian-born American Christian.

July 4
A patriotic add-on, a special report from Iraq by Fred Brancel, who was part of a peacemakers’ team who visited there this spring.

As a part of this series, Cecil Findley will preach at all three services on June 20 (8:15, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m.) on the same Israel-Palestine theme and text, with the title “Weeping Over Jerusalem.”

All are invited.

Cecil and Helen Findley (hcfindley at