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Breaking down barriers: An interview with youth activist Sophia Deibes

Sophia Deibes is the newest member of AFSC’s Palestine Youth Together for Change (PYTC) project. The 20-year old from Zababdeh village in the West Bank is a media and journalism student at Bir Zeit University in Ramallah. Her convictions about the need to bring Palestinians together across geographic and political boundaries are challenging to many of her peers, but that doesn’t stop her from sharing her views.

Peace and Justice in the Holy Land and Why It Matters To You

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 30th at DMIEC (DM Intentional Eucharistic Community)

3300 University Ave, DM

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 

Introducing Katie Huerter, AFSC Iowa Middle East Peace Associate

In this three-minute video, Katie Huerter introduces herself, her work with AFSC Iowa, and what motivates her to seek peace and justice in Palestine-Israel.

Kathleen McQuillen and Katie Huerter discuss Middle East peace prospects on the Fallon Forum

Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC Iowa and Katie Huerter of Nebraskans For Peace discuss Middle East peace prospects on the Fallon Forum.

At World Social Forum, Palestinian youth make global connections

Palestinian participant at the World Social Forum in Tunisia, March 2013.

Palestinian participant carries a slogan saying "10,000 Palestinians are threatened by forced displacement in the Negev."

Palestinian youth delegation works to  promote youth initiatives within countries affected by the Arab Spring and internationally during the World Social Forum in March 2013. 

Rabbi Rosen answers questions from Iowans

Rabbi Brant Rosen

Rabbi Brant Rosen speaks at Drake 4-29-13

Rabbi Brant Rosen speaks at Drake University on April 29, 2013. More photos from Rabbi Rosen's talk are available here.

Rabbi Rosen answers questions from Iowans as summarized by Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator.

Students put peace to work during alternative spring break

alternative spring break

Alternative spring break 2013. View more photos by Rudhian Chlissma Putra.

Jennifer Bing co-directs AFSC’s Middle East Program. Along with co-workers Shirien Damra, Daniel Kaplan, and Darlene Gramigna (who has pulled together previous spring breaks), Jennifer organized the 2013 alternative spring break for Earlham College students in Chicago. The students organized a vigil on the campus of Illinois-Chicago to protest Israel’s continued demolition of Palestinian homes and to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death.

Q: Please talk about AFSC’s alternative spring break.

Boycott SodaStream

Join an interfaith group of people of conscience calling on all consumers and stores to stop buying and selling SodaStream products, which are manufactured within an Israeli settlement in occupied Palestinian territory.

Israelis and Palestinians demand peace in Gaza briefing video

Concerned citizens and Congressional staffers convened on Capitol Hill March 8, 2011 to hear the riveting stories of two people with deep ties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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