Featuring Ghaith al-Omari and Gilead Sher, with Moderator John Murray
Israeli Gilead Sher and Palestinian Ghaith al-Omari, both experienced in past Middle East peace negotiations, will analyze current approaches toward resolving this seemingly intractable conflict and offer their insights on possible actions the parties may take during the coming year.
“Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.”
The next film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, is “I Know I’m Not Alone,” a documentary that follows musician and humans rights worker Michael Franti as he captures the costs of global conflicts in war-torn Iraq, Israel, and occupied Palestine with only a few friends, video equipment, and his guitar.
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.
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.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.