The goal of Christ At The Checkpoint is to seek ways for a peaceful solution to the conflict in the Holy Land through dialog and understanding. Previous conferences have been held in Bethlehem, Palestine. Now, we’re glad to announce that there will be a Christ At the Checkpoint USA conference in Oklahoma City on October 15-18, 2018. If you are interested in working for peace and justice in the Holy Land, you’ll definitely want to attend. There will be a number of prominent theologians and educators presenting at the conference, including Father Elias Chacour, founder of Mar Elias Educational Institutions in Israel, near Nazareth; Rev. Alex Awad, Bethlehem Bible College; Dr. Gary Burge, professor, author, Calvin Theological Seminary; Rabbi Brant Rosen, journalist, author, human rights advocate, Tzedek Chicago & Jewish Voice for Peace; Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer, author and human rights advocate, Peacemaker Trust; and others. Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths will be attending the conference. We hope to see you there. [ED.-TEC]
We are community of evangelical Christians who believe that following Jesus with integrity means that our lives are formed by our love for God, the teaching of the Bible and a fearless life of discipleship in the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
We believe that one of the first hallmarks of discipleship is love for both our own community and for our enemies.
We desire to find Jesus at the center of everything we do and to make his life our life. Which means finding courageous love for Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews alike.
Christ at the Checkpoint USA is for anyone interested in the issues regarding the conflict or desires to learn from and connect with brothers and sisters in the Land. The event is not intended to get participants to take sides for or against any group or government or people, but to genuinely explore how Jesus can be lifted up as the hope of the world.
Christ at the Checkpoint USA is an event designed to inform and engage Christians in the issues related to the conflict in the Holy Land and provide opportunities to learn and connect with their brothers and sisters in Christ who live in the land. Following the model of the original Christ at the Checkpoint event held in Bethlehem, this event will feature speakers, teachers, hands on learning, worship and conversations to fully engage participants.
Christ at the Checkpoint USA will be held at the Tower Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Rooms can be booked at a special rate for the event.
Here is a presentation made by Rev. Alex Awad at a previous Christ At The Checkpoint conference that is highly recommended:
Also, We Hold These Truths recorded a program, “Israeli, Messianic Christian Zionists Attack Palestinian Christians” about a smear campaign on the 2012 Christ At The Checkpoint conference in Bethlehem based on an article, “Latest Weapon Against Israel: Palestinian Christianity“: