Anti-Zionist Lectures in Canada

Previously, Olive Press reported on the Facing the New Jerusalem Conference: Face-to-Face with Christian Zionism and with Palestinian Christians by Friends of Sabeel. Originally scheduled for this October in the Lower Mainland of B.C., Canada, it has been postponed until spring 2015. (See the information and reasons for concern as previously posted on this blog here: Canadian Friends of Sabeel or Enemies of Israel?)

Christians who support Israel and are aware of this upcoming anti-Zionist conference next spring may also be interested in a lecture series next week. It seems to be the precursor to next year’s Friends of Sabeel conference (at the same location). This mini-conference is also supported by Canadian Friends of Sabeel and endorsed by the political science department at UFV[1]. Here is the information:

Challenging Christian Zionism: Canadian Roots and Responses

October 24 & 25, 2014 

AbbotsfordOctober 24, 2014 – 7 p.m.
 University of the Fraser Valley (m. B101) [2]

VancouverOctober 25, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.
 St. Mary’s Anglican Church [3]


anti-Zionist lectures poster

Speaker Series on Christian Zionism focusing on the Canadian roots to this false theology, the undermines the biblical message of love, mercy and justice and how the insidious form of Christian zionism creates obstacles to a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Gary Burge
  Professor of New Testament
  Wheaton College

Prof. Ron Dart  Professor of Political Science and Religious Studies  University of the Fraser Valley


book launch by the presenters!



Since these (anti-Zionist) lectures are about what Christian Zionists believe, it is interesting that no Christian Zionists have been invited to speak at this event. May those who know the truth spread the news and plan on attending to support Israel. The future direction of students with impressionable minds may depend on it.

*Note: is it any coincidence that this event has been scheduled on a Friday night and Saturday (Shabbat) when observant Jews will not be able to attend?



[2] University of the Fraser Valley
 (Lecture Theatre), 33844 King Rd, Abbotsford, B.C.
[3] St Mary’s church, 2490 W37th Ave in Vancouver, B.C.


*Additional info:

For a primer on the viewpoints of lecturer Gary Burge, see these:

*Read Review of Gary Burge’s “Whose Land? Whose Promise?” by Calvin Smith here:

*Read the archives on Gary Burge at the following sites:



Read about the event HERE.


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