A group of twenty Arab and Israeli women recently met in Petra for the Musalaha Reconciliation Ministries’ Women’s Leadership Conference. The women represented many communities and congregations and a host of backgrounds, including some who were born and raised in Israel and others who were immigrants to the area. Some of the women from the Palestinian side had never met Messianic Israelis. The conference encouraged the women to listen to those of differing backgrounds and to be open to hearing stories unlike their own. (Assist News Service)