OCF Invites Two Prominent Speakers to Area this Month

Maria Khoury and Bob SimonThe Penn State Orthodox Christian Fellowship will host two nationally recognized speakers this month. On Thursday, November 8 at their weekly 6 p.m. meeting on campus (212 Pasquerilla), Fr. Michael Ellis, OCF North American Chaplain, will speak to the group on “Coping with Scandal,” addressing the tumultuous events that have taken place at Penn State over the past year.

Later that week, on Sunday, November 11, OCF will host renowned Palestinian activist Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D.  Dr. Khoury—a human rights champion and author of several books and articles bringing international awareness to the dwindling Christian population on the West Bank—will speak to the entire State College community at 7 p.m. in 104 Thomas Building.

A prolific speaker, Dr. Khoury is the wife of the mayor of Taybeh, the last remaining all-Christian village in Palestinian-occupied Israel. She was recently featured on a 60 Minutes episode highlighting her cause of improving living cond-itions for all those living behind a 430-mile long Israeli “security” wall, which critics have denounced as being akin to apartheid. Q&A will follow her presentation, which is open to the public.