Kayla Mueller Legacy Conversations

Theo Padnos

Kayla Mueller Legacy Conversations: Peace in the Middle East

United Christian Ministry/Just Peace and the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University will host Theo Padnos, an American journalist who was kidnapped by Al Qaeda’s branch in Syria and held hostage for twenty-two months.

His time as a hostage is explored in Theo Who Lived, a documentary film that is a portrait of personal resilience and grace in the face of hatred and terrorism.

Informal conversation with Theo and Professor Bob Nuesdadt

Monday, October 17 @ 7:30 

Campus Ministry Center   
500 W. Riordan Road
(blue building behind Cline Library 
and Ardrey Auditorium)

Theo Who Lived, the documentary

Thursday, October 20 @ 7:30

Assembly Hall at Cline Library


Theo Who Lived, which has been screened in Jerusalem, New York, and now at NAU, documents his journey following his imprisonment, as he returns to the Middle East and relates his various physical and emotional ordeals.

Post-screening discussion with Theo

Four years to the day he was kidnapped in Syria, Theo will take part in a discussion following the screening. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Bjorn Krondorfer of the Martin-Springer Institute and Rev. Kathleen Day, UCM.

Please email ucm.nau@gmail.com or contact campus minister, Rev. Kathleen Day @ 928.607.7726.

Parking:  NAU requires a parking permit to park behind Ardrey on weekdays.  You can obtain a parking permit ($5.00) online in advance at  NAU Event Parking.

About Kayla Mueller Legacy Conversations

Legacy Conversations are a special tribute to the life and legacy of NAU/UCM alum Kayla Mueller, the American humanitarian worker taken hostage by ISIS in August 2013. In February 2015, after 18 months in ISIS captivity, Kayla’s parents and the world learned by way of an ISIS tweet that she had been killed.

Through a partnership with the United Christian Ministry and the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University, Theo will spend three days in conversation with the NAU community about cultivating resilience and grace in the face of hatred and the struggle for a just peace in Syria.

In addition, UCM welcomes to campus Oct 12-17,  Areej Masoud, a Palestinian peacemaker from Bethlehem, Palestine.  Areej is the Communications director for Kairos Palestine.

Areej Masoud PHOTO[.jpg

Peace in Palestine: Through the lens of a Christian peacemaker in Palestine.  

Thursday, October 13th, 5:30 – 7:00, includes a light and healthy dinner.  Space is limited to 45 people and reservations required. Priority to NAU students, faculty and staff through October 6th.

Friday, October 14th, 11:30-1, includes a light and healthy lunch.  Space is limited to 45 people and reservations required.  Priority to community members through October 6th.

For reservations, contact ucm.blue@gmail.com or Rev. Kathleen Day @ 928.607.7726.  Parking information will be included with confirmation.


A Welcoming Place for All!

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