The Ministry of Reconciliation: Bridging Divides between Israelis and Palestinians with Salim Munayer

Will there ever be reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis?

In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast, we explore the seemingly impossible task of reconciliation among Israelis and Palestinians with Professor Salim Munayer.

Professor Munayer, a Palestinian Christian, founded Musalaha in 1990—an organisation promoting, teaching, and facilitating reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

From decades of experience, Professor Munayer shares:

  • The Challenges and Vision of the Ministry of Reconciliation
  • The Process of Reconciliation: Sharing Practical Steps toward Breaking Down Barriers
  • Personal Stories of Transformation Through Reconciliation
  • The Power of Nonviolent Resistance and Grassroots Movements

He also discusses the complex realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, exploring:

  • The Historical Context and Current Challenges
  • Addressing Global Misconceptions
  • Spaces for Hope in the Midst of Conflict
  • A Call for Reflection, Repentance, and Action

This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to:

  • Understand the challenges and rewards of reconciliation efforts.
  • Discover how faith can be a powerful tool for peace building.
  • Learn practical steps to promote peace in their own communities.

Join us for a compelling journey into the heart of reconciliation.

Links: 

  • Website: https://musalaha.org/

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Guests in This Episode

Salim Munayer

Dr. Salim J. Munayer is the Regional Hub Coordinator of the Middle East and North Africa region for the Peace and Reconciliation Network (PRN) of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA).

Born to a Palestinian Christian family in the city of Lydda, Dr. Munayer interacted with the different Jewish, Christian and Muslim populations from a very young age. Following his diverse childhood and academic studies in theology, he founded Musalaha (‘reconciliation’ in Arabic) in 1990—an organisation promoting, teaching, and facilitating reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. Dr. Munayer continues to serve as director for more than 30 years and also works as an adjunct Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, at Pepperdine University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Bethlehem Bible College. 

Dr Munayer has a wealth of practical and academic expertise in reconciliation, peace, contextual theology, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and interreligious dialogue. Over his 30 years of work in the field, he has trained thousands of Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals in reconciliation.

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