An Evening with Hind Khoury
Monday, September 21 at 7pm
Dumbarton United Methodist Church
3133 Dumbarton Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Hind Khoury is a Palestinian Christian, an economist, a former ambassador, and the newly appointed General Secretary of Kairos Palestine, an organization of Palestinian Christians who in 2009 issued an urgent call to the churches of the world (signed by 3,000 Palestinian Christians) asking the churches to take tangible actions like boycott and divestment to help end the Israeli occupation of their land.
Ms. Khoury is the president of the Bethlehem Rotary Club and an executive board member of Bethlehem Bible College. She is president of the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ); vice-president of the Arab Thought Forum; serves as a consultant to MASARAT, a research center on Palestinian strategic directives, and; served as vice president of Sabeel Ecumenical Palestinian Liberation Theology Center.
From 2005-2006 Ms. Khoury served as Minister of Jerusalem Affairs with the Palestinian Authority and soon after was appointed as the Ambassador of Palestine in France where she served until 2010. She has worked in development of the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) with USAID, UNDP, UNFPA, the Bethlehem 2000 Project, the Multi-sector Review of East Jerusalem Project, NORAD and UNESCO.
Ms. Khoury has a B.A. in Economics from the American University of Beirut and a Masters in Management from Boston University. She lives in both Jerusalem and Bethlehem. She is married to Architect Bassem Khoury and has three adult children: Sari, Nadim and Dima.
Ms. Khoury’s talk is sponsored by: Dumbarton United Methodist Church, Methodist Federation for Social Action, United Methodist Kairos Response, and General Board of Church and Society.
You may RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1473415992961949/