Friends Talking: Life in Palestine in This Time of War

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Dean Thomason and Palestinian Priest Fr. Fadi Diab in Conversation

SUNDAY, DECEMBER  10, 10:10 A.M.–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall and on Zoom

Fr. Fadi Diab serves as rector of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Ramallah in the West Bank. He and Dean Thomason have forged a friendship since Fr. Fadi preached at Saint Mark’s last July, and their email exchanges of prayerful support and mutual affection have deepened since October 7 and the start of the war in Gaza.

Fallout from the war and ongoing hardship for Palestinians in the West Bank have only intensified, and Fr. Fadi reports that violence and suffering in his church community and in the city he loves is heart-breaking.

At this special Sunday forum Fr. Fadi will join Dean Steve from Ramallah over Zoom to discuss the current situation on the ground, how the war is impacting our Christian siblings in the Holy Land, and how the prospect of peace can still be held in the face of such challenges.

UPDATE: A complete video is now available below:

More information about Rev. Diab and a video of his conversation with Dean Thomason from July of this year can be found here.

Saint Mark’s recently announced a $5,000 grant from the Diocese of Olympia’s Global Mission Program to support the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Home and School in Ramallah, which is administered by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and linked to St. Andrew's parish, following a request from Rev. Diab during his visit.

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