|Credit: Prophet of Doom blog|
Speakers include "Mrs Hind Khoury, a Palestinian Christian". It will be chaired by Mrs Jill Baker, President, Methodist Women in Britain. Also speaking will be Ann Farr who is now apparently building a political career on the back of a three month stay in the disputed territories. Organiser is Warren Bardsley, an old lag of the anti-Israel campaign in Methodism and co-author of the notorious 2010 Methodist Conference report on Israel and Palestine notable for the absence of any concern for Israeli people.
One would expect a Christian mother, of whatever nationality, to take a fairly hard line on sending 13 year old children onto school buses to blow up other children. It is what we Methodists like to call a "prophetic witness". Mrs Baker would no doubt take that view. I can't speculate where Ms Farr would stand. Nor can I predict Warren Bardsley's position.
So will this "mother's voice", listed in our official Methodist Conference programme, condemn suicide bombers? Well no, this "mother's voice" speaks in English (I can't discover what she says in Arabic) of suicide bombers being "martyrs, who are not criminals, nor presumably those who send them on their missions. Thier only mistake is to take a course of action that was "incorrect" because it was not "strategic".
Read in full at Methodist Preacher.