• president_najla_kassab-photoby_anna_siggelkowThe Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin University’s 2020 January Series.

    Najla Kassab

    THE REFORMED CHURCH IN THE MIDDLE EAST: HOPES AND CHALLENGES

    Tuesday, January 28
    Underwritten by: Stob Lecture Series

    Najla Kassab Abousawan is the president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches and is an ordained minister in the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL). She obtained her B.A. in Christian education from the Near East School of Theology and her M.Div. from Princeton Theology Seminary. In 1993 she received the first preaching license offered to a woman by the NESSL and in 2017 she became the second woman to be ordained as a minister in NESSL. She has worked for two and a half decades with NESSL’s women and children’s ministries, including as Director of Christian Education. She was elected to the WCRC Executive Committee at the 2010 Uniting General Council. She lives with her husband and three children in Beirut, but her work takes her frequently to Syria.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin University January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin University January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.