General Council Bible Studies

Besides outstanding worship services, the 2017 General Council was blessed with three Bible study leaders who led the participants more deeply into Scripture passages that helped inform the issues before the Council.

Bae Hyun-ju: Professor of New Testament Studies at the Busan Presbyterian University (South Korea); member of the World Council of Churches’ central and executive committees; contributor to Korean Feminists in Conversation with the Bible, Church, and Society.

Elsa Tamez: Mexican-born feminist and liberation theologian; Emeritus Professor of the Universidad Biblica Latinoamericana (San José, Costa Rica); author of The Bible of the Oppressed.

Mitri Raheb: President of Dar al-Kalima University College (Bethlehem); senior pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem; co-author of the Kairos Palestine document; author of Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian Eyes.