The mission of “Christ at the Checkpoint” is to challenge Evangelicals to take responsibility to help resolve the conflicts in Israel/Palestine by engaging with the teaching of Jesus on the Kingdom of God.
The conference will bring Palestinian and international Evangelical leaders, to study and explore the rise of religious extremism within Christianity, Judaism, and Islam and how this impacts the Israel/Palestine conflict. We will also explore what the Bible has to say about religious extremism in any form. Together, we will seek a Biblical response to religious extremism, and find ways that provide an alternative through living out the kingdom of God.
“I want to commend all who have facilitated this important conference. We in the World Evangelical Alliance believe this event, Christ at the Checkpoint is a direct response to Jesus' call for us to be peacemakers and ambassadors of reconciliation”
Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe. Then (In 2014) Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, World Evangelical Alliance
“We have heard the voice of the Palestinian Church… Your testimonies have moved us… your anger and frustration have at times unsettled us… Your yearning, aspirations, and dreams have inspired us”
Doug Birdsall. Then (in 2012) the general secretary of the Lausanne Movement
“To be there and to understand what this conflict looks like and what the occupation looks like … brings a new reality to the theology”
Lynne Hybels. Co-founder of the Willow Creek Church
“If somebody wants to know what Palestinian Christians think, they should come and ask them what they think. They will be happy to tell you. They will be happy to organize a ‘Christ at the Checkpoint’ conference”
Joseph Cumming. Pastor of the International Church at Yale