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Israel and Palestine: An Historical Overview

Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Joel Finkel of Jewish Voice for Peace presents an overview of the troubled history of the region. Moderated discussion to follow. Free and open to the public with refreshments. Co-sponsored by the Evanston Public Library and Neighbors for Peace.

"My Name is Rachel Corrie" Play

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 7:00pm

My Name is Rachel Corrie" is a one-woman play based on the writings of the late Rachel Corrie. Edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner. Starring Courtney Day Nassar.

$5 Suggested Donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)


Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 6:30pm

    --PHOTO EXHIBIT documenting conditions in Gaza
    --PRESENTATION on Israel & Gaza, followed by discussion

The United States, Israel and the Palestinians Is A Just Peace Finally Possible?  

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 7:00pm

With a new round of U.S. sponsored peace talks underway, what are the prospects for a stable and just peace in one of the world’s most volatile regions?

A discussion featuring
Rashid Khalidi
Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University


The United States, Israel and the Palestinians: Is A Just Peace Possible?

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 7:00pm

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?

Hilary Rantisi brunch and dialogue on Palestine-Israel

Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 10:15am

Our International Peacemaker will take part in Worship (10:15 am).  Join Hilary Rantisi for brunch and dialogue following worship.

The Hands of Peacemaking in Palestine-Israel

Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 6:00pm

Presbyterian Peacemaking Program -- INTERNATIONAL PEACEMAKER

SPONSORED BY Social Ministries Task Force of the Presbytery of Des Moines

Enjoy a Middle Eastern meal catered by Open Sesame; learn from Hilary Rantisi: “The Hands of Peacemaking in Palestine-Israel.” Palestinian handcrafts and olive oil will be available for purchase. 

Please be our guests!  Call the Presbytery of Des Moines at 515-276-4991 before Wednesday, September 29th for your dinner reservation. 

Learning to Listen to Israeli and Palestinian Stories

Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

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.  

Film: Little Town of Bethlehem

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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.

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