Lecturers and Students from the Catholic Theological Union – Chicago Visit
Lecturers and Students from the Catholic Theological Union – Chicago at Al-Liqa’
Al-Liqa’ Center was visited by a group of lecturers and students from the
Catholic Theological Union – Chicago led by Dr. Scott Alexander. The delegation
comprised Jews, Christians and Muslims. The group was hosted by Dr. Geries S.
Khoury who presented a detailed march and development of contextual theology in
general and Palestinian theology in particular. Al-Liqa’ center always
emphasized the need to crystallize local Palestinian theology since 1984-1985
and finally was able to develop a Document in 1987 titled “The Basic Document:
Theology and Local Church in the Holy Land”. This document was followed with
annual conferences in addition to articles and books by local figures as well
church leaders, bishops and patriarchs including the Pastoral letters of H. B.
Latin Patriarch Michael Sabbah and three years ago a group of Palestinians from
various Churches wrote and published Kairos Palestine- A Moment of Truth . Dr
Khoury spoke about its importance, its aim and on the national and
international responses to it.
A follow up questions to the presentation were answered by Dr. Khoury.
Following this meeting, Dr. Alexander continued to explore with Dr. Khoury
areas of cooperation between Al-Liqa’ Center and the Catholic Theological Union