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Syrian Peacemaker Dr. Mary Mikhael to Visit Virginia

Presbytery of the James is fortunate to be one of only five presbyteries hosting Dr. Mary Mikhael, Syrian native and recent past president of the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, on a rare visit to the U.S.
From September 27 through October 3, meet Dr. Mikhael at a number of local events and hear how religious groups are seeking to bring hope to the growing refugee population and deepening tragedy in this war-torn region that longs for peace.
Dr. Mary Mikhael
Dr. Mikhael is a graduate of PSCE (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) and Columbia University. Her visit to Virginia is sponsored by Presbytery of the James through the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Mary’s Schedule in Virginia

Thursday, Sept. 27

Camp Hanover, 3163 Parsleys Mill Rd, Mechanicsville
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
* Registration required by Sept. 20
Friday, Sept. 28
Presentation – “Syria: Global Crisis and Persistent Hope”
Westminster Canterbury, 1600 Westbrook Ave, Richmond
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30
Preaching during worship service
The Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Pkwy, Midlothian
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Presentation – “Syria: Global Crisis and Persistent Hope”
Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church, 6566 Spring Hill Rd, Ruckersville
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored with Westminster Presbyterian Church
Light sandwich dinner afterward
Monday, Oct. 1
Presentation – “Refugee and Humanitarian Crisis in Syria”
Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Rd, N. Chesterfield
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Co-hosted by the Richmond Peace Education Center
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond
11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m., preaching
12:30-1:30 p.m., community lunch with Middle Eastern theme (open to all, lunch buffet is $10) RSVP for lunch to Crystal Sygeel ( 1:30-2:30 p.m., open forum
Presentation – “Syria: A Light in the Darkness”
River Road Presbyterian Church, 8960 River Rd, Richmond
7:00-8:00 p.m.