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Milton Viorst on Zionism

Sunday, November 13

We welcome Milton Viorst to the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, November 13 at 10:15 a.m. From serving as the Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker to penning articles for the New York Times, Milton Viorst has dedicated his career to studying the Middle East. His latest book — Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal — is grounded in the expertise and knowledge garnered from decades of studying this contentious region.

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Milton Viorst on “Zionism”

Sunday, November 13

We welcome Milton Viorst to the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, November 13 to speak on his newest book “Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal.” From serving as the Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker to penning articles for the New York Times, Milton Viorst has dedicated his career to studying the Middle East. Now, in this new book, Viorst examines the evolution of Zionism, from its roots by serving as a cultural refuge for Europe’s Jews, to the cover it provides today for Israel’s exercise of control over millions of Arabs in occupied territories.

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Lenten Action 2015: Following Our Prophetic Call

Following our prophetic call, we seek to embody the inclusive love of God in Christ through Spirituality, Community, and Peace & Justice.

The Vision Statement of All Saints Church clearly calls us to faithful action on peace and justice issues in community. Within this vision, one of our core values is a commitment to be world-focused: Our personal journeys of faith are informed by and made accountable to the world’s deep needs when we are dispersed throughout this multicultural region for courageous and risk-filled work of peace and justice. [From All Saints Church Vision Statement: Foundational Values]

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Watch: Laurie Brand, “Whatever happened to the Arab Spring?”


Professor Laurie Brand, speaking at ASC on Sunday, 10/6.

Since spring  2011 the Middle East region has witnessed a range of dramatic uprisings against long-entrenched authoritarian leaderships.  The paths they have taken, however, have continued to surprise and perplex even the most seasoned experts.  Join Prof. Laurie Brand for a discussion of where things stand today, particularly in Syria and Egypt, and what should be of greatest concern to those concerned with peace and justice in the region.