Monday, August 11, 2014

August 24 in Northbrook: "Two Lutherans On Their Recent On-the-Ground Experiences in the West Bank"


Sunday August 24, 2014
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
1133 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL

Fresh from their recent visits to the West Bank, presenters Ed Thompson and John Holm will share experiences not found in the US media.

Ed Thompson
Ed Thompson has been active with the Working Group on the Middle East since 2007. He recently co-founded Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy with Sam Bahour, a Palestinian-American business leader. He visited over 20 business organizations in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in June of 2014.

View the YouTube video of Ed Thompson. (See


Rev. John Holm
 Rev. John Holm is a Lutheran pastor who works as a church consultant with TAG Consulting. He is a reservist with Christian Peacemaker Teams serving three of the last five summers in Hebron.

View the YouTube video of John Holm. (See

The church is located at 1133 Pfingsten Road (at the corner of Cherry Avenue), Northbrook IL 60062, Tel: 847-272-0400. Questions?

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When I met Sam for dinner on Sunday night, June 15, 2014, in Ramallah, he said, “Things are tense.” I had been on vacation with my family in Greece for the previous two weeks and had not heard anything about the three missing Israeli teenagers. Over the course of the following week, however, I experienced first-hand the consequences for Palestinians living in the West Bank when Israel finds a pretext to unleash their military might.

(See "No Immunity Bubble Required" by Ed Thompson)