Kairos Palestine with Hind Khoury

Hind Khoury, the General Secretary of Kairos Palestine, will be in Edinburgh on a visit hosted by the Iona Community.

Hind Khoury, who is the General Secretary of Kairos Palestine, will be in Edinburgh next Tuesday as part of a visit to Britain hosted by the Iona Community. There will be a public meeting that evening at 7.30 in Cafe Camino (St Mary’s RC Cathedral, Little King Street), and beforehand, Hind will be the guest of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues for an hour of conversation about the theology and mission of Kairos Palestine, working for a just peace in Palestine and Israel. The meeting will be held at 5 pm in the Elizabeth Templeton Lecture Room, New College All are most welcome (and also to the later event). Hind has served with the United Nations in economic and human development, as Minister of Jerusalem Affairs for the Palestinian National Authority, and as the Palestinian ambassador to France from 2006-2010. She has also served as board member of Sabeel-Jerusalem and is currently on the board of Bethlehem Bible College. Other present day roles are president of the Arab Research Institute in Jerusalem and president of the Bethlehem Rotary Club. In a recent interview Hind spoke of her commitment to “the very deep, complex, and demanding call to all humanity to work prophetically and courageously for justice, peace, and reconciliation … a daunting task in the face of so much extremism, religious fanaticism, violence, political abuse of religion, corrupt leadership, and consumerism, all of which reduce people in their humanity.” The Kairos Palestine document of 2009 must be our touchstone, she reminds us, because although “it uses Christian language and theology, its message is universal and seeks to involve good people in building a better and a more just world starting with Palestine, the cradle of our great monotheistic religions.” And Hind is equally bold in her vision of the Kairos mission: “Our achievement can be multi-levelled: saving the peace in Palestine and Israel as well as those great monotheistic religions from debasement, and redeeming a deformed value system so that we can become more fully human.”


These events took place on 1st November 2016.