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Lessons from Liberation Theology In Times of Genocide

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST


Four months and 31,000 lives later, the genocide of the Gazan people continues unabetted. While the war on the poor, displaced and houseless in the U.S skyrockets, the United States government continues to bankroll these atrocities with taxpayers dollars, wreaking havoc on the innocent people of Palestine. As people of faith we collectively ask what is our responsibility to bear witness to and act on behalf of the suffering of those pushed furthest to the margins? Grounded in the Black prophetic tradition and rich history of Black resistance struggle, this webinar seeks to spark conversation drawing upon various liberation theologies that respond directly to the moral decay of this moment. Please join Black Christians for Palestine, Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center (Jerusalem), Kufiya and Saleeb, Set It Off Movement, Freedom Church of the Poor, and Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice for this necessary and timely discussion Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10:00 AM PT, 12:00 PM CT, 1:00 PM ET.



Marah Sarji is a PhD student in theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Born and raised in Nazareth, she became passionate for justice and peace in Palestine as she learned first hand what it means to have a settler colonial citizenship in the state of Israel. Marah is active among Kufiya and Saleeb, a movement of young Palestinian Christians seeking to reconcile faith and identity following colonization and Western theological influences in Palestinian Christianity.

Omar Haramy is a Palestine Christian from Jerusalem. Omar Haramy is the director of Sabeel – the center for the development of Palestinian Liberation Theology. Omar also serves on the steering committee of Kairos Palestine.

Rev. Erica Williams Scott is a spiritual leader, national social justice organizer, and international human rights activist who has contributed to such campaigns and organizations as Repairers of the Breach, The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, and Community Renewal Society. She is ordained by the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Erica received a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity in 2016. She is a recent graduate of the inaugural cohort of the Master of Religion of Public Life at Harvard Divinity School. She is preparing to launch the “Set It Off Movement” which is aimed at ending the dehumanization, destruction, and death-dealing of poor Black women and girls in the U.S. and the Global South. Her essay entitled “Jesus Came to Set it Off” appears in the 2021 volume We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign, edited by Liz Theoharis.

Kohenet Shoshana A. Brown, LMSW is a healer, educator, and organizer. As an abolition organizer they are a cofounder of the Black Jewish Liberation Collective and a member of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice where they host Beyond The Pale, a radio show on WBAI 99.5FM. Shoshana is the US Director of Pedagogy and Training for the Diaspora Alliance and has developed an expertise in Restorative Justice Practices. They are a Black- mixed race Jewish femme who generates liberation and full self-hood in the essence of love.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis is Executive Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary and Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival with the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and teaches at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Rev. Dr. Theoharis has been organizing among poor and low-income communities for thirty years with organizations such as the National Union of the Homeless, the National Welfare Rights Union, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Domestic Workers United and many more. Raised in a family committed to social justice, civil liberties and human rights, she has been involved in the movement for her whole life.

(Facilitator) Elom Tettey-Tamaklo is convinced that the sorrow in our hearts is an indication of the potential for a better world. Currently at Harvard Divinity School, Elom’s work is at the intersection of religious practices and human rights law, specifically in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Elom believes that there can be no just peace without the recognition of the Divine in each of us and therefore strives to call attention through religious practice and legal frameworks, to the inherent and unquestionable worth of all human beings.


February 10
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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