Bethany College welcomed Michael Himlie to campus on November 7, 2018. Michael spoke at chapel, met with local area pastors, and gave a public lecture in the evening. Himlie works with Christian Peace Makers in Palestine, Israel, Kurdistan, Iraq, and the Greek island Lesvos. Christian Peace Makers is an interfaith organization working in conflict and war zones around the world, committed to building partnerships to transform violence and oppression. Himlie graduated from Manchester University majoring in peace studies with particular interest in philosophy, theology, interpersonal mediation, and nonviolent intervention in Middle Eastern war zones, and focus on Israel’s occupation of Palestine.