Online retreat programme continues
Our next retreat, commencing Tuesday 18th May and running over four weekly sessions, is titled ‘Encounters with Peacemakers‘ and will be an opportunity to hear from individuals and peacebuilding organisations in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Speakers include a diverse range of voices from across different communities in the region. Zoughbi Alzboughbi is the founder of Wi’am, the Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center based in Bethlehem. Judith Elkan is the founder and chair of Friends of the Bereaved Families Forum supporting about 650 Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost loved ones during the conflict and are seeking reconciliation over revenge. Issa Souf co-founded the International Solidarity Movement, a Palestinian-led movement committed to non-violent resistance of the occupation. Amit Leshem, Political and Peace Activist, believes in the power of connecting Israelis and Palestinians.
These are just a small number of the many many voices speaking for peace, bridge-building and shared human values a region dominated by a political and physical infrastructure designed to divide.
Sessions are will start at 6.30pm UK time. Participants considering joining us on a future visit to the region may find this helpful, although this is not a prerequisite.