Theologian Mitri Raheb here next Sunday
Palestinian pastor, theologian and author Mitri Raheb will be our guest at Wilshire on Sunday, March 20. He will be interviewed during both morning worship services and will speak at 10 a.m. in McIver Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
A native of Bethlehem and a strong advocate for Palestinian rights, self-determination and statehood, Raheb is the author or editor of more than 40 books and has been called the world’s most widely published Palestinian theologian. His presentation during Sunday School will focus on his newest book, The Politics of Persecution: Middle Eastern Christians in an Age of Empire, published in 2021 by Baylor University Press.
Raheb was pastor of Bethlehem’s Christmas Lutheran Church from 1987 to 2017, and he also served as president of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. He is the founder and president of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem and co-founder of the nonprofit Bright Stars of Bethlehem. Raheb holds a doctorate in theology from Philipps University in Marburg, Germany.