Healing the Holy Land: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Resources for Peace-Making

Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 7:00 p.m., Higgins Hall 310

  Professor Yehezkal Landau is co-founder of The Open House Project in Ramle, Israel, a unique experiment in building communities of conversation and cooperation among Israeli Arabs, both Christians and Muslims, and Israeli Jews (visit its website). Part of the evening's presentation was a film on the work of Open House. Prof. Landau has written widely on the need for a just solution to the conflict in Israel and Palestine that draws upon the spiritual resources of the three Abrahamic families in the Holy Land. With Fr. Michael McGarry, CSP, rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem, he has written a commentary on the historical visit of Pope John Paul II to the Holy Land in 2000 in a just published book, John Paul II in the Holy Land: In His Own Words (Paulist Press, 2005).