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RELIGIOUS STUDIES UNIT MEETINGS (2005)

 


9 February, 2005 PASSIA, Jerusalem

Topic: Prophet David in Islamic & Christian Sources / داوود عليه السلام

Speakers:
  • Fr. Rafig Khoury
  • Sheikh Jamil Hammami
Participant(s): Sayel Sheikh Ali, Al Furqan School; Sister Vicky Giacaman, Principle of St.Joseph’s School; Mahira Dajani, President , Board of Trustees, D.T.A; Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, Mufti of Jerusalem & Palestine; Samer Nusseibeh, Engineer; Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Lecturer, AL-Quds University; Mohammed Nusseibeh, Engineer; Adnan Husseini, Engineer, General Director of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf; Fadi Hidmi, Welfare Association; Hasan Al Qiq, Engineer; Jacob Abu Asab, Administrative Director; Elise Aghazerian, PASSIA.


15 March 2005, PASSIA, Jerusalem
Topic: The Church & Jerusalem - Perspectives of the Vatican & the World Council of Churches
   
Speaker: Rev. Chris Ferguson, Jerusalem Representative Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, World Council of Churches
Participant(s): Ray Dolphin, UNRWA; Andy Pring, Sabeel; Dr.Naim Ateek, Sabeel; Adnan Husseini, Engineer, Waqf; Jamil Hamami, Lecturer, Al-Quds University; Russ Siler, Lutheran Pastor; Hasan Al-Qiq, Engineer; Mohammed Nusseibeh, Engineer; Simona Gallotta, Political Analyst; Samer Nusseibeh, Engineer; Samia Khoury, Volunteer; Kjell Jonasson, Secr. Int.; Robert Traer, Ethics Teacher; Elise Aghazerian, PASSIA.

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13 April 2005, PASSIA, Jerusalem
Topic: Prophet David in the three Monotheistic Faiths
   
Speakers: Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway
  Fr. David Neuhaus
  Rabbi Michael Klein-Katz

Participant(s): Mitzi Waddell, SOAS, University of London; Bill Belk, Businessman; Michael Barner, Lecturer, University of London; Eman Abu Sway, Teacher; Irmi Rey-Stocher, Physician; Mohammed Nusseibeh, Engineer, Member, Higher Islamic Council; Alfonso Estrada, Student; Chris Ferguson, WCC, Jerusalem Representative; Sally Klein-Katz, Educator; Samer Nusseibeh, Engineer; Rhonda Amer, Program Coordinator, Sabeel; Nora Carmi, Community Building, Sabeel; Niall Holohan, Diplomat, Irish Representative Office, Ramallah; Elise Aghazarian, PASSIA.

20 July 2005, PASSIA, Jerusalem

Topic: Islamic Schools of Jurisprudence: Discussion of
Methodologies


  المذاهب الإسلامية الفقهية: مناقشة حول المنهج

    

Speaker: Dr. Abdul Rahman Abbad, Islamic Science and Appealing Committee

Participant(s): Mohammed Salim Ali, Lecturer, Al-Quds University; Dr.Mustafa Abu Sway, Director, Islamic Research Director, Al-Quds University; Abdul Karim Zurba, Imam, Al-Aqsa Mosque; Mazen Ahram, Imam; Sayel Sheikh Ali, Director, Furqan School; Abed Abu Diab; Yasmine Kaloti, Social Worker, PLPPA; Aysha Wazwaz, Student, Contemporary Islamic Studies; Maryam Wazaz, Student.

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES UNIT BRIEFINGS (2005)

 :: All meetings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA)


4 February, 2005 Beirut, Lebanon

Topic: Christians & Muslims: Together for Jerusalem

1.
Meeting with: Cardinal Mar Nasrallah Butros Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch and the Middle East for Maronites.
 
2.
Meeting with: Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan, Deputy-President, Shi'ite Higher Council; Sheikh Ahmad Qabalan, the Ja'fari Mufti.
 
3.
Meeting with: the Arab Group for Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Rev. Riad Jarjour, Sec. Gen., Arab Group for Muslim-Christian Dialogue; Judge Abbas Halabi, President, Arab Group for Muslim-Christian Dialogue; Sheikh Hani Fahs, member.


12 February 2005, American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem
  • Prime Minister’s Visit
  • Working Dinner with Christian & Muslim Religious Leaders & Academics
Topics:
  1. Inter-religious Dialogue
  2. The Situation of Muslims and Christians in Jerusalem under Israeli Occupation
  3. The Role of Education in Prompting Understanding of Other Religions
Participant(s): Sten Arne Rosnes, Representative of Norway, Ramallah; Dr.Jonas Jolie, 1st Secretary Political, Representative of Norway, Ramallah; H.B Msngr Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem; Rt Rev. Dr. Munib Younan, Evangelical Lutheran Bishop of Jordan & the Holy Land; Rt Rev. Riah Abul Assal, Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, Anglican St. George’s Cathedral; Dr. Emile Jarjou’i, Member, PLC & PLO; Dr. Albert Aghazerian, Lecturer, Translator, Expert on the History of Jerusalem; Adnan Husseini, Engineer, Director General of the Islamic Waqf (Religious Institutions & Property); Nazmi Ju’beh, Assistant professor of History, Birzeit University; Nahla Assali; Sheikh Dr. Mustafa Abu Swai, Professor of Philosophy, Director, Islamic Research center, Al-Quds University;
PM Delegation: Kjell Magne Bondevik, Prime Minister of Norway; Odd Jostein Saeter, State Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister; Sten Arne Rosnes, Representative of Norway, Ramallah; Jorg-Willy Bronebakk, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Bente Angell-Hansen, Director General, Office of the Prime Minister; Oivind Ostang, Director of Information, Office of the Prime Minister; Arne Bjornstad, Senior Adviser, Office of the prime Minister; Guri Solberg, Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Runar Kinn, Police Chief Superintendent; Oivind Holm, Police Inspector, Ulf Anders Dobloug, Police Inspector; Einar Bern Farstad, Police Inspector.

 

 17 October 2005, Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem (Ramadan - Iftar)  
 

   
   

Topic: Muslim-Christian Meeting

Organized by: PASSIA

Participant(s): Sheikh Mohammed Hussein, Director, Al-Aqsa Mosque; Sheikh Azzam-Al Khatib; Sheikh Jamil Hammami, Lecturer, Al-Quds University; Adnan Husseini, Engineer, Director, Islamic Waqf; Dr.Mustafa Abu Swai, Director, Islamic Research Center, Al-Quds University; Abdul Qader Tahboub, Engineer, Ibrahim Abu Lafi; Muez Nashashibi, Engineer; Jamal Ghosheh; Ahmed Hashem Zughayyar, PLC; Hatem Abdul Qader, PLC; Isam Anani, Lawyer; Abed Abu Diab; Albert Aghazarian, Historian, Freelance Translator; Dr. Bernard Sabella, Director, DSPR; Wisam Touma, Air France; Dr. Emil Jarjou’i, PLC; Suheil Dawwani, Father; Attalla Hanna, Patriarche; Father Humam, Latin Patriarchate; Archbisop Munib Younan.

 

 08 November 2005, Martin Luther Center, Old City  
 

     
   

Topic: Ecumenical Action in The Region

Participant(s): Chris Ferguson, WCC; Moses Musonga, FWCC-AS (Quakers); AnneVeiteberg, Norwegian Church Aid, Kenya; Thabisile Msezani, South African Council of Churches; HE Archbishop Seraphim Kykkotis, Africa; Ebesharde Renz, WCC; Jonathan Frerichs, WCC; Sjoend Hangsma, Protustant Church, Netherlands; Hans Moter Hauger, Norwegian Church Aid; Janet Tmsk, South African Council of Churches; Costandi Mustaklem, WCC; Metropolitan Ciennadios, WCC.

 14 November 2005, Bethlehem University, Bethlehem  
 

Topic: Muslim-Christian Relations

Speaker(s): Dr. Mitri Al-Raheb; Dr. Rafiq Khoury; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi

Participant(s): BU Staff; BU Students; Bethlehem Community.

 

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES UNIT CONFERENCES (2005)
 :: All conferences were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA)

10 January 2005, Knights Palace Hotel, Old City, Jerusalem
 
Topic: Meeting of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land with Bishops of Europe and North America to discuss the General Situation in Palestine and Israel

Speakers:
  • Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA
  • Mr. Stuart Schoffman, Associate editor of the Jerusalem Report

Organized by: The Latin Patriarchate, Jerusalem

Participant(s): Archbishop Brendan O'Brien, Archbishop of St John, President, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Canada; Mgr William Fay, General Secretary, USCCB, USA; John Carr, Secretary, Dept of Social Development and World Peace, USCCB, USA; Fr Rob Waller, Holy Land Christian ecumenical Foundation, USA; Father Jose Antonio Martinez, Secretariat, Spanish Bishops' Conference; Andreas Weyringer, Secretary to Bishops Andreas Laun, Austrian Bishops' Conference, Austria; Mgr Piergiuseppe Vacchelli, Under-Secretary, Catholic Bishops' Conference of Italy, Italy; Hermann-Josef Grossimlinghaus, Executive Director of the Commission for International Church Affairs, German Bishops' Conference, Germany; Bishop William Kenney CP, Cathiloc Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden; Mgr Pierre Burcher, Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Lausanne, Geneva & Freibourg, Swiss Bishops' Conference, Switzerland; Dr. David Ryall, Assistant General Secretary, Department of international Affairs, CBCEW, UK; Mgr Mario Paqette PH, general Secretary, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Canada; Bishop William Skylstad, President, USCCB, USA; Rateb Rabie KHS, President , Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, USA; Bishop Joan Enric Vives I Sicilia, Bishop of Urgell, Co-Prince of Andorra, Spain; Bishop Dr. Andreas Laun OSFS, Auxiliary Bishop of Salzburg, Austrian Bishops' Conference, Austria; Mgr Andre Lacrampe, Metropolitan Archbishop for Eastern France, Bishops' Conference of France, President, National Council for Solidarity, France; Dr. Ulrich Poner, Director, department for International Church Affairs and Migration, German Bishops' Conference, Germany; Dr. Rudolf Solzbacher, Director, Dept for International Church Affairs of the Archdiocese of Cologne, Germany; Mgr Peter Fleetwood, Council of European Bishops' Conferences, CCEE, Switzerland; Archbishop Patrich Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, Vice-President, CBCEW,UK; Dr Michael Whelan, Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, UK; Tracey McClure, Journalist, Vatican Radio, USA; Brother Vincent Malham FSC, President, Vice Councellor, Bethlehem University, Bethlehem; Fr Emilie Salaitah, Latin Patriarchate; Fr Robert Fortin AA, Latin Patriarchate; H.B. Msgr Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem; Father Pierre Grech, Secretary General, Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land; H.E. Msgr Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo,Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Israel; H.E. Mgr. Jean-Babtiste Gourion, Auxiliary Latin Patriarch; H.E. Archbishop Paul Nabil Sayah, Maronite Patriarchal Exarch; Fr William Shomali, Latin Patriarchate; Claudette Habash, Caritas Jerusalem; Maher Turjman, Regional Director, Pontifical Mission for Palestine; H.E. Msgr Kevork Khazoumian, Armenian Catholic Patriarchal Exarch; Rev. Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM, Custos of the Holy Land; Rev.Fr. Paul Collin, Chaldean Patriarchal Vicariate; Donald J Rogers; Fr Majdi Siryani, Latin Patriarchate Director, Legal Department; Fr Shawki Baterian, Latin Patriarchate; H.E. Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to Israel; Fr Markus Stephan Bugnyar, Rector, Austrian Hospice; H.E, Mgr Georges Haddad, Apostolic Administrator, Haifa; Brother Cyril Litecky FSC, Assistant to Vincent Malham, Bethlehem University, Bethlehem; Fr Michael O'Sullivan, Director, Maison d'Abraham, Secours Catholic- Caritas France; Arvid Weinlich, German Association of the Holy Land ; Rev Archimandrita Mtanios Haddad, Greek Catholic Patriarchal Exarch(Melkite); H.E. Msgr Gregor Peter Malki, Syrian Catholic Patriarchal Exarch; ; Fr Romano Stephen Almagno, USA Holy Land Commissary, Custos of the Holy land.

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10 January 2005, Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, Jerusalem
 
Topic: Meeting with Ecumenical Accompaniers in Palestine and Israel

Organized by: World Council of Churches, Geneva

Attended By: former US President Jimmy Carter

 

 9-11 September 2005, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia  
 

Topic: Forum of Scholars and Intellectuals Preparatory to the Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Summit Conference

Organized by: The Organization of the Islamic Conference

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