Palestinian/Israeli Presentation: Painful Hope

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PAINFUL HOPE... Cultivating a foundation for peace across the deepest divide

How do Palestinians and Israelis move beyond the cycle of violence that engulfs them?  Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, an Orthodox rabbi and passionate Zionist settler, and Palestinian Shadi Abu Awwad, the architect and coordinator of the Roots youth movement, share their personal stories and how they are working together to build a better future for their peoples through ROOTS/SHORASHIM/JUDUR.

Roots is a Palestinian-Israeli grassroots initiative fostering understanding, non-violence and transformation. This organization facilitates unmediated get-togethers and deep conversations between Palestinians and Israelis living in the West Bank. Our speakers come with no peace plans in place, but with a strong conviction that human understanding and trust are the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom and peace on the tiny sliver of land they both call home.

This event is hosted by The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, in partnership with Congregation Beth Shalom. There will be a meet and greet following the presentation.

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