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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Why a Palestinian dinner?

    May 14, 2019 / By Linda Bergh

    Did you ever think that participating in a meal could be an act of Social Justice?  When members of Annual Conference, other United Methodists, and community members gather on Friday, June 7th for the Palestinian Dinner during Annual Conference, they eat in solidarity with Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, who suffer the denial of their basic rights and freedoms under the illegal Israeli occupation, as well as the Palestinian citizens of Israel who endure discrimination.  The authentic Palestinian food, the dinner donation of $20.00 which goes to four Bethlehem-area UM Advance Specials plus scholarships for "justice-awareness" Holy Land tours, and the program message reminding us of Palestinian injustices---all of these are reminders that Palestinians are our brothers and sisters, for whom we need to advocate.

    The dinner will take plac at Plymouth Congregational Church, 232 E. Onondaga St., Syracuse 13202, on Friday  of Annual Conference, June 7th at 5:15 p.m. For reservations, contact Linda Bergh, (315) 492-8507, 116 Edna Road, Syracuse, NY 13205 or KarenPeterson, (607) 739-3141, 116 Greenridge Drive, Horseheads, NY  14845.  Make checks to UNYAC with "Palestinian Dinner" on the memo.

    Sponsored by your UNY-UM Task Force on Peace w/Justice in Palestine/Israel

     


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."