Over the last couple of weeks of this series through Ephesians, we’ve been hearing that in Christ peace has been established between Jews and Gentiles, and he has created in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace (2:11-3:6). This is part of the good news! Yet when we look to the Middle East, and specifically to the situation of Israel and Palestine, we don’t see that peace being lived out. There, the dividing wall of hostility still stands. But we long for Christ’s peace! Next Wednesday 6th September Oxford Terrace Baptist are hosting an event with a speaker—Dr Sami Awad—addressing this issue of peace through nonviolence, and our role in that good news. There will be an afternoon workshop (2 – 5pm), and an evening lecture (7 – 8:30pm). This looks worthwhile! Please let them know if you’ll attend for catering purposes.

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