Nahida Halaby Gordon from Wooster will be Tiffin Area Pax Christi’s speaker Thursday, October 5 at St. Francis Spirituality Center at 7 p.m. Gordon, a Palestinian Arab Christian, was born in Jerusalem in 1939 and grew up in Jaffa. In 1948 her family became refugees overnight and joined 750,000 other Palestinian refugees in scattering throughout the world. Soon Gordon came to the United States and had a successful career at an American university, but she never forgot about her homeland.
In 2016, she wrote Palestine Is Our Home: Voices of Loss, Courage and Steadfastness. Palestinians asked her to tell their stories about their suffering and the injustices under which they live. Gordon gathered 22 eyewitnesses and will share a few stories from Palestine. Copies of her book will be available for sale and autograph.
This special event will be at the Tiffin Franciscans Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited. Reservations are not necessary.
Contact Jo Hollingsworth for more info: 419.306.0658