Special screening of "My Neighbourhood" to be held at First Baptist Church Pasadena
Fuller’s Just Peacemaking Initiative led by Christian Ethics Professor Glen Stassen and First Baptist Church Pasadena is holding a special screening of “My Neighbourhood” a film about a remarkable non-violent campaign in the heart of Jerusalem. The screening and discussion will be on January 24 at 7:00 p.m
The film chronicles the story of Mohammed El Kurd, a Palestinian teenager whose family is forced to share a section of their East Jerusalem home with Israeli settlers. When Israeli activists arrive in his neighborhood to join residents in protests against the settlements, Mohammed comes of age in the midst of unrelenting tension with his neighbors and unexpected cooperation with Israeli allies in his backyard.
The film’s award-winning filmmaker and human rights advocate, Ronit Avni, will be at the event to speak about the film and answer questions.
“Here is a new film about a topic that we very much need Christians to perceive with new eyes—realities of the need for peacemaking between Palestine and Israel,” Prof. Stassen said. “It is a newsworthy event that First Baptist church is welcoming Ronit Avni to show this new film, and to make the connections.”
Stassen notes that one of First Baptist’s former members and a Fuller alum, Hannah Massad, is the only Baptist pastor and the only evangelical pastor currently serving in Gaza.
The Just Peacemaking Initiative will be emphasizing peacemaking between Palestine and Israel for the rest of the academic school year. It will organize several forums at Fuller on the theme. Stassen will be offering his peacemaking course in Palestine and Israel again this summer.
“My Neighbourhood” screening and discussion
February 24, 2013 @ 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church Pasadena
75 N. Marengo Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101