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Hors d'oeuvres and conversation 6:30 p.m., talk 7:00 p.m.
International peacemaker Arda Aghazarian will speak at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Kingston on Monday, October 8th, about her experiences as an Armenian Palestinian Christian living in Jerusalem. “People watch politics all the time and they have an idea what’s going on, but they rarely meet an actual Christian person living in the Old City of Jerusalem. I would just like to give a closer, more personal image of what’s going on,” she says.
Ms. Aghazarian was born and raised in the Old City of Jerusalem. She studied at Birzeit University in the West Bank after the Second Uprising "Intifada," a phase which brought forth difficult questions and an interest in human rights and conflict resolution. She has taken various courses in media and film, and worked as a producer and presenter for a radio station that aimed to build bridges between Palestinians and Israelis. She is the media and advocacy coordinator at the YWCA of Palestine.
Bethel Presbyterian Church is at the corner of South Kentucky St. (Rt. 58) and Church St., 1/2 block south of U.S. 70 in Kingston. We are fully accessible, including designated handicap parking, doorway drop-off, elevator, and restrooms. For more information call 865-376-6340, or visit us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bethel-Presbyterian-Church/479418245526 or at http://www.bethelpcusa.org/index.php.