Conway Holy Land Presentation: Allysen Mahaffey
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Photo: Mosaic of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane in the altar of The Basilica of the Agony, Jerusalem. Courtesy of Allysen Mahaffey.
Each year, one Regent student travels to the Holy Land courtesy of the Conway Holy Land Travel Bursary. The purpose of the bursary, generously endowed by Dr. John Conway, is to enable that student to engage in inter-religious dialogue and explore issues of peace and justice. This year's recipient is Allysen Mahaffey, a third-year student in the Master of Divinity program.
Allysen's presentation is titled "A Theology of Holy Tears: Lament in the Holy Land". She will share about the people she met in Israel-Palestine while exploring two primary questions:
- How do people in this land, one especially marked by conflict, violence, and tragedy, enter into a place of lament?
- Does entering into a place of lament, whether in prayer, worship services, or hard conversations, lead to reconciliation, healing or peace?
Please join us on Thursday, December 5 at 12:00pm to hear Allysen share her experience. All are welcome to attend.
Regent College, Room 100
Paid parking available at Regent College and UBC.