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Rosemary Radford Ruether Conference

Conference Start Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Rosemary Radford Ruether Conference for Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel will feature Princeton theology professor emerita Jane Dempsey Douglass, FOSNA theology consultant Don Wagner, Churches for Middle East Peace executive director Mae Elise Cannon, and Kairos USA program director Mark Braverman. The one-day event in Claremont, California, includes a banquet and talk by FOSNA founder Naim Ateek, the first to articulate a Palestinian theology of liberation. 

The price for the general public is $80; for Pilgrim Place residents, $60; for students, $30. For those who wish to attend only the banquet and Ateek's talk, it's $30. A box lunch may be purchased for $6.75. The price increases by $5 after September 13.

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Rosemary Ruether suffered a severe stroke last fall that paralyzed her right side and left her without her voice. Consequently, she is confined to a wheelchair. Though we have lost Rosemary’s voice, the rest of us must carry on with the same passion Rosemary had for many years for justice and peace for the Palestinians. The conference will be held at Pilgrim Place in Claremont, the retirement community where Rosemary and her husband, Herc, live. The purpose of the conference is to honor Rosemary’s distinguished career dedicated to justice and peace, and to hear the voices of others advocating now for justice and peace in the Middle East. We are very hopeful that Rosemary will also be present for some of the events at the conference.

The conference is sponsored by FOSNA, Claremont Area FOSNA, the Claremont School of Theology, and the Women’s Studies in Religion program at Claremont Graduate University.