Saturday, December 8, 2007

Dinner with Heads of Jerusalem Churches

On Thursday night our Australian delegation hosted a fantastic dinner for the Heads of the various churches of Jerusalem, at the Notre Dame Monastery in West Jerusalem. It was an unforgettable occasion (especially for an Australian Baptist like me!), and one I'm unlikely to experience again. Twelve senior clergy and religious turned up, as well as Dr Bernard Sabella, a Christian academic and representative for the Palestinian Authority.

There were speeches from Brisbane Anglican Archbishop Phillip Aspinall and several guests, and a fruitful and robust discussion of religious and political issues which could have rolled on for hours if the Australians had not called a halt at about 10.30 pm. I won't divulge the content of those discussions, but here are some representative images from a wonderful evening.

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