A conference next week will bring together advocates seeking change in the Middle East. Friends of Sabeel North America defines itself as a Christian ecumenical group. Its Northern California chapter is assembling Christian, Muslim, Jewish and secular leaders to discuss the complicated political struggles in Israel and Palestine. News director Steve Mencher talked with conference organizer Therese Maughannam.
The conference begins at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church Friday evening, Dec. 1, and continues at the church on Saturday. On Sunday the meeting will be held at St. John's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco.