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You Can’t Say We Didn’t Know

Some Perspectives on Israel, Palestine, and the Conflict

Episcopal Bishop’s Committee for Israel/Palestine
Diocese of Olympia
October 2016


In preparation for the 2016 Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, the Bishop’s Committee for Israel/Palestine prepared a book of essays, You Can’t Say We Didn’t Know: Some Perspectives on Israel, Palestine, and the Conflict.

These essays are presented here for the general reader. Each author takes full responsibility for what has been written. The material has been thoughtfully researched, and is offered in the spirit of seeking peace through understanding.

We humbly thank you for your interest in learning more about Israel and Palestine, and pray for our guidance toward a peaceful resolution. (more…)

Diocesan Convention — Thank You!

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The Rev. John-Otto Liljenstolpe and Mary Segall

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this year’s convention a huge success!

For those of you who couldn’t make it this weekend, among the many offerings, the Bishop’s Committee prepared a book of essays on Israel, Palestine, and the Conflict. We will be publishing the individual essays over the coming weeks, but if you would like to download the entire book, you may do so here: You Can’t Say We Didn’t Know: Some Perspectives on Israel, Palestine, and the Conflict.

Yours in Peace,

— The Bishop’s Committee

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Randolph Urmston, Chairman, The Bishop’s Committee

Diocesan Convention, Oct 21–22, 2016

Date:   Friday, October 21 – Saturday, October 22, 2016

Time:   Friday, 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM, with banquet following; Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location:   Hilton Seattle Airport & Convention Center


The 2016 annual convention will be held Friday-Saturday, October 21-22, at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd, Seattle, WA, 98188.

The Diocese of Olympia Convention meets annually to conduct the business of the diocese. It elects to diocesan offices; ratifies a budget; sets assessment levels; admits congregations as missions or parishes; votes on resolutions; elects a General Convention deputation; and hears the bishop’s annual address. Clergy and elected delegates from congregations attend. Convention information is distributed via newsletter and this webpage; bookmark and check-back often for updates.