Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi was supposed to have lectured on the topic but
military check points prevented him from coming. The event at
Al-Liqa’ was attended by community leaders, academicians and many
friends of Al-Liqa’. The forum eventually was an open one in which
H. B. Patriarch Michael Sabbah led the discussion which revolved
around Al-Liqa’ Center following the sudden death of its director,
Dr. Geries S. Khoury and problems facing Palestinian society.
Several persons followed Patriarch Sabbah and all focused on the
strengthening of Muslim-Christian relations in light of what is
happening around us in the region like the destruction of history
and civilization as well as the abuse of human rights. All
discussants stressed the importance of official and non-official
education in the making of our children’s personalities in school
and the role of parents in the education of their children. The
event was concluded with a call for the dire need to continue
Al-Liqa’s message and its role in national unity.