Pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel


Rev. Juanita Austin writes:“In the fall of 2013, I had no intention of going to Palestine and Israel but I accidently heard Natalie Maxson give a 15 minute presentation on an up and coming trip. Just for a moment, Natalie lost her composure as she talked about the arrest of Palestinian children as young as 12 years old,being blindfolded and handcuffed with zip-ties and being hauled off to jail in the middle of the night.  She compared it to the compulsory rounding up of First Nations children in Canada, some as young as 5 years old, being hauled off to residential school.  The Spirit drove me, as it drove Jesus into the wilderness.  I knew I needed to go.” 


We have the opportunity to accompany Juanita on this amazing and disturbing journey through her stories, photos and music. Come and learn, ask questions, and wonder together about how we can empower the many people – Christians, Muslims, Jews and others - who are committed to peace, justice and reconciliation through non-violence in Palestine and Israel.


Juanita has been an ordained minister with the United Church of Canada for 28 years and is currently serving the congregation of Sicamous United Church. 


Date: June 2nd 2015

Place: North Shuswap Christian Fellowship,..... Scotch Creek

Time: 7:00 pm


All offerings from this presentation will be forwarded to the Canadian Friends of Sabeel to help support Palestinian Christians with education and advocacy.