Conflict is political, not religious, bishop says

The political ­– not religious – nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the central theme of ELCJHL Bishop Munib A. Younan’s July 15 address in Pori, Finland. Younan delivered his speech, “Reconciliation in the Middle East,” to a conference of the UN Association of Finland and the Finnish Red Cross, in cooperation with the Tampere Peace Research Institute.

The full text of Younan’s address is available here.

Bishop meets Nobel Peace Prize winner

Bishop Munib Younan poses with former Finnish president and 2008 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari at the LWF executive committee meeting in Finland in October 2008. Noting his work as an international mediator, Younan invited Ahtisaari to come to Palestine to mediate a just peace with Israel.