With a new round of U.S. sponsored talks underway, what are the prospects for a stable and just peace in one of the world's most volatile regions? The talks have raised both hopes and questions. Are the preconditions finally where they need to be to result in an agreement that provides peace and stability for all parties? What about the issue of settlements and the status of Jerusalem? Is the U.S. in a position to play the role ...of honest broker?
As one member of a 24-person delegation including Jews, Christians, Quakers, Buddhists and a Palestinian American, Betsy Fuchs visited Israel and the West Bank with a Compassionate Listening delegation. Come hear Betsy share the difficult and sometimes contradictory stories of Palestinians and Israelis, which the delegation helped gather utilizing the “Compassionate Listening” model. Compassionate Q&A to follow.
Special preview screening on campuses, prior to theater release. Inspiring true stories of three men in a land gripped by fear, hostility, and division. Expected to perpetuate the cycle of hate, they instead choose nonviolence to find solutions to conflict. Screening followed by panel Q & A with the men from the film, the director, and the producer.
Iowans gathered on June 2, 2010 to decry the Israeli attack on an aid flotilla to Gaza.
A Statement by Kathleen McQuillen at a Vigil for Gaza held in Des Moines on June, 2, 2010
Let me start by saying that we decry all violence. We mourn all loss of life. Today, however, we are focused on the attack perpetrated by Israel against civilians in a relief convoy in international waters, and on the siege of Gaza which led to this tragedy.
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