Rev. Fadi Diab, Anglican Palestinian Priest, To Speak At St. Paul’s Church On July 6

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Reverend Fadi Diab
The Reverend Fadi Diab

The Reverend Fadi Diab, Rector of St. Andrew’s Church, Ramallah and St. Peter’s Church, Birzeit in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem will preach at Saint Paul’s on Sunday, July 6 at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Eucharists. He will also speak about his experience as a Palestinian Christian in Key-Andrews Hall in a gathering from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., as well as at a reception with directed conversation at 11:45 a.m.

Born and educated in the West Bank, Fr. Diab received his theological degree at the Near East School for Theology in Beirut, Lebanon in 1997. He was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem in 2001. He is founder of the Youth Connection for Peace Program, and is a member of the Palestinian-Israeli Theologians Forum. 

Fr. Diab has presented workshops at the World Council of Churches on the theological understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and he has spoken widely in churches in the United States. He is also a member of the Palestine Advisory Council of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship.

Fr. Diab comes to Chattanooga through the ministries of The Rev. Kammy Young, director of Contextual Education at The School of Theology at The University of the South: Sewanee.

For more information or interview opportunities, contact The Rev. Donald Fishburne at 423 598-2231 or fishburne@stpaulschatt.org


Dan Shavin Is Guest Speaker At Christ Unity On Sunday

Dana Shavin will speak at Christ Unity of Chattanooga on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service . Robert Worth will be providing special music.   Christ Unity is located at 105 McBrien Road. (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Pulling Pesky, Pernicious, Problematic "Weeds"

Green thumbs I don’t have. Nor do I claim a love for gardening even in the most generic sense, but I’ve still made some observations to pass along. (You don’t have to be a credentialed airline pilot to observe that jets fly fast and high, do you?) Some parts of the country have endured severe rains and flooding, but we’ve had little rain in our area. Lawns are brown, parched ... (click for more)

Mayor Andy Berke Among Hillary Clinton Delegates At Democratic National Convention

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is among delegates for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, which gets underway today (Monday) at Philadelphia. Here is the full list of Tennessee delegates and alternates: Hillary Clinton Delegates Calvin Anderson Christopher Ball Megan Barry Andy Berke Gary Bynum David Cambron David Cocke ... (click for more)

Tennesseans Take Advantage Of Early Voting

Tennesseans are showing up to vote early in the  August 4  state primary and county general election. So far a total of 124,433 voters have voted early or cast absentee ballots. Early voting runs Mondays through Saturdays and ends  Saturday, July 30 . The easiest way for voters to find their early voting and Election Day polling locations, ... (click for more)

Make America Good Again - And Response

“No people can be great, who have ceased to be virtuous.”   Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) Last week I witnessed first hand the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. As I observed the happenings within the Quicken Arena, the one theme that continued to pop up again and again, was  Make America Great Again .  Of course, that being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Jerika’s Last Dance

There is a horrifying disease called spinal muscular atrophy type 2 that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. What happens is the nerve cells in a person’s brain stem and spinal cord slowly die and, without the ability to voluntarily control your muscles, your body withers away in one of the most painful ways you can imagine. Jerika Bolen, age 14, can’t stand it any longer, nor ... (click for more)