Founders' Day Lecturer: Dr. Peter E. Makari; "Living Stones: Christian Presence & Witness in Palestine/Israel"
Peter has served in the capacity of Executive for the Middle East and Europe with the Common Global Ministries Board of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since July 1, 2000. He also serves ecumenically as the Co-Chair of the National Council of Churches’ Interfaith Relations Commission. An Egyptian-American, Peter has lived in the Middle East, where he worked with the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) in Cairo, Egypt (1991-1994), and then with the Middle East Council of Churches, based in Limassol, Cyprus (1997-2000). Peter earned an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo (1993) and a Ph.D. in Politics and Middle East Studies from New York University (2003). He is the author of Conflict and Cooperation: Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt (Syracuse University Press, 2007). He, his wife and two daughters are members of Olmsted Community Church [UCC], in Olmsted Falls, OH.
Living Stones: Christian Presence and Witness in Palestine/Israel Dr. Peter E. Makari, Executive for the Middle East and Europe with Global Ministries Board of the UCC and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Bradley Center for Fine Arts,
Lakeland Main Campus
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
David and Valerie Black Room, Laun Center