It is with great regret that CRCDS has learned that Jean Zaru, guest speaker for the Stanley I. Stuber lectures on Thursday, April 24, 2014 and Friday, April 25, 2014, will not be able to attend due to medical issues.
Ms. Zaru, Presiding Clerk of the Friends Meetinghouse in Ramallah, Palestine, had planned to deliver her lecture "Confronting Structures of Domination, Truth and Peacemaking in the Palestinian Experience" on Thursday and Friday. However, health issues prevent her from traveling internationally. Melanie Duguid-May, John Price Crozer Professor of Theology, a personal friend of Ms. Zaru's for thirty years, a visitor to that country and an expert in Palestinian affairs, has kindly agreed to step in for Ms. Zaru and deliver her prepared speech.
It is significantly worth noting that Ms. Zaru's health crisis is further complicated by the pervasive and disruptive Middle East conflicts, as she is unable to travel to nearby Jerusalem where she could readily obtain treatment for her condition. Instead, she will be forced to make a fourteen hour-long journey to neighboring Jordan to receive medical care.
We sincerely wish Ms. Zaru a return to good health and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused those who registered for these events. However, we can assure participants that the lectures and panel discussion will undoubtedly be lively, engaging, and thought-provoking.
We warmly welcome you to Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School this week and we look forward to hearing your thoughts, questions and perspectives during this wonderful Spring Lecture Series.
Many thanks for your support and understanding.