Pilgrims from the Church of Norway Visit
12 April 2013
Dr. Geries S. Khoury met with the pilgrims who were led by a Bishop from the
Lutheran Church of Norway. Dr. Khoury spoke on the development of contextual
theology from the early 1980’s and he stressed the aims and goals of Al-Liqa’
Center, that is Muslim Christian Dialogue in the Holy Land, its history and the
relations between the children of the one nation since the inception of the
Islamic religion. In addition, Dr. Khoury pointed out the importance of the
message of local church concerning its relation with the Muslims, its stand
toward the Palestinian problem, its demand for justice and peace and its
prophetic voice, its demand from the world to support rights, justice and the
accomplishment of world peace. A discussion and many questions were followed.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the Norwegian Bishop thanked Dr. Khoury for
his comprehensive presentation; and expressed his esteem and admire to the Al-Liqa
Center programs, activities and publications.