The Bible, Zionism and Palestine conference in Sheffield
A range of speakers familiar to Greenbelters, as well as a host of other thinkers from a range of perspectives, are coming together in Sheffield on 24-26 May to take part in The Bible, Zionism and Palestine conference at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Biblical Studies.
The conference looks at the Biblical roots of many of the conflicts in the region, asking not only whether the Bible should be used as an authoritative text to legitimise either side’s actions, but also whether the Bible is “an ancient and deeply ethnocentric text, [… and] ultimately not sympathetic with humanist values such as human rights and equality”.
The conference features Rev Dr Naim Ateek, Ilan Pappe, and Professor Mary Grey (who will be appearing at Greenbelt 2012), plus Rabbi Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok and Professor Nur Masalha, among many others...
Tickets for the three-day conference (including lunches) is £70 for non-students, £30 for students. There is also a basic student rate (without refreshments), which is £15.
For more details and to register for the conference, head to the conference website »