Lay Coordinators: Bruce Neuburger, Nathan Gandrud
DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS, OUR CHURCH AND CENTER ARE CLOSED, AND ANY IN PERSON EVENTS, INCLUDING OUR FORUM, ARE ON HIATUS.
FORUM PURPOSE STATEMENT
The forum brings together Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco and fellow citizens together to gain a deeper understanding of the issues of our time and to hear powerful presentations that both inform and inspire.
We are currently meeting Sundays at 1PM on Zoom.
Christian Zionism* and White Supremacy: Understanding the Connections
Sunday, January 31 at 2:00 PM
Please RSVP here to receive Zoom link info.
*At its core, Christian Zionism promotes biblical prophecy over democratic law and institutions. It is a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land and the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 were in accordance with Bible prophecy. Some Christian Zionists believe that the gathering of the Jews in Israel is a prerequisite for the Second Coming of Jesus. Christian Zionist organizations represent over 10 million members and constitute the largest pro-Israel lobby in the US. The ideology and politics of Christian Zionist organizations, such as James Hagee’s Christians United for Israel, are deeply entrenched in white nationalism, anti-Muslim racism, anti-Semitism, and other systems of oppression. In spite of the strong political influence of these organizations, they operate largely under the radar and receive little attention in the media.
This interfaith, informational webinar is open to anyone wishing to learn about the theological underpinnings and political ramifications of Christian Zionism and what we can do to combat its reach.
Rabbi Alissa Wise
Deputy Director; Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)
Rev. John Anderson
Presbyterian Minister (Retired); Co-Moderator, Presbyterian Israel-Palestine Mission Network
Rev. Sadie Stone
Bethany United Methodist Church (SF), Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) SF
NorCal Sabeel; North Coast Coalition for Palestine