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August 2016

Iyad Burnat.

August 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805 United States
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Indiana Center for Middle East Peace has the great honor of internationally-recognized peacemaker Iyad Burnat Iyad Burnat Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM Beacon Heights Church - 2810 Beacon St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 Iyad is a leader in the non-violent struggle in the occupied West Bank against the illegal occupation and continued ethnic cleansing that is occurring in the West Bank. He is the head of the Bil'in Popular Committee against the…

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September 2016

Dr. Juan Cole: US Foreign Policy & Contemporary Issues in the Middle East

September 8, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805 United States
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Juan Cole - VENUE & TIME CHANGE!!! 
now meeting at Beacon Heights Church, 2810 Beacon St. 6:45 PM

Juan Cole Juan Cole is one of the foremost American scholars/commentators on the modern Middle East. He is Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Since 2002, he has written a weblog, Informed Comment (juancole.com) which is also syndicated on Truthdig.com. Free, open to the public. Professor Cole will join Indiana Center for Middle East Peace on Thursday, September 8th discussing "US Foreign Policy and Contemporary Issues in the Middle East."

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October 2016
$75

Annual Gala, featuring Dr. Mads Gilbert

October 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Courtyard by Marriott, 1150 South Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, 46802 United States
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Dr. Mads Gilbert

Dr. Mads Gilbert Dr. Gilbert is a Norwegian humanitarian, activist, anesthesiologist. He did volunteer medical work in Gaza during the four most recent Israeli assaults. For this work has been hailed by the Norwegian government and appointed a Commander of the Order of St. Olav by King Harald V. Select (click on) the options below to purchase tickets and donate as a sponsor using PayPal secure payment: $75/ticket - click here then update the number of…

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Rami Elhanan & George Sa’adeh

October 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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bereavedparents

Israelis and Palestinians Grieving and Working Together for Justice Bound together by their grief, the Bereaved Parents are Palestinian Christians and Muslims and Israeli Jews who have lost children to violence in the conflict. They travel throughout Palestine & Israel, and around the world, speaking about how justice is the only solution to ending the violence. Free, open to the public.

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November 2016

Valentino’s Ghost: The Politics Behind the Media’s Images of Arabs

November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805 United States
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Narrated by Mike Farrell, this documentary exposes how America’s Middle East foreign policy influences the negative, stereotyped Hollywood and mainstream media portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. It also discusses Charlie Hebdo, Israel’s assault on Gaza, ISIL, American Sniper, and more. Free, open to the public.

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December 2016

An Evening with Rumi and L. Michael Spath, PhD

December 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join me during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season for a reflective, meditative "Evening with Rumi," Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry Street, Thursday, December 15, 6:30pm. I'll share some thoughts on Rumi's life and work from my many travels to Konya and the Mevlana Turbesi, Rumi's tomb. There will also be an opportunity for you to share one of your favorite Rumi verses. So come ready to share. Jalal al-Din Rumi, called "Mevlana," the "Our Master," the…

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January 2017
Free

Donald Trump, Islam and the Middle East

January 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Indiana Center for Middle East Peace is entering its 13th year of educating and empowering citizens for peace, justice, and human rights locally and globally, focusing especially on the Middle East. A new administration. A promised ban on Muslims and refugees, especially from Syria, to the US. The President-Elect has brought with him a number of very alarming issues, but particularly those issues central to the mission of ICMEP. We've assembled an all-star line-up to help us sort through the…

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Free

Black Lives Matter & Palestine – Child Detainment & Imprisonment

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist of Fort Wayne, 5310 Old Mill Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804 United States
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no child behind bars

Increasingly, we are finding intersectional connections between the criminalization and detention of children and youth in Palestine and in the United States, and leaders in marginalized communities in the US (including the Black Lives movement and the Hispanic community) and in Palestine are focusing on breaking down the powers that reinforce those systems. We have three wonderful speakers who will be addressing the issue: AMANDA WEATHERSPOON is a Unitarian Universalist minister and Black liberation activist working on issues of state…

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February 2017
Free

Laila El-Haddad: The Gaza Mom; The Gaza Kitchen

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Universal Education Foundation Islamic Center, 2223 Goshen Rd, Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, 46808 United States
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INDIANA CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE is excited to be hosting author Laila El-Haddad on Thursday, February 23, at the Universal Education Foundation Muslim Center, 2223 Goshen Road, 6:30-8:30pm. Laila El-Haddad has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She has authored The Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting & Everything In-Between and  The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey , which was named Arab Cuisine Book of the Year 2012 by Gourmand magazine.  It has been highly praised…

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March 2017
Free

REV. ALEX AWAD, PALESTINIAN PASTOR ADVISING US CHURCHES

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805 United States
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INDIANA CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE is excited to be hosting Rev. Alex Awad, Tuesday, March 21, at Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street, from 6:30-8:30pm.  260.482.8595. Alex is the retired pastor at East Jerusalem Baptist Church and Professor at Bethlehem Bible College. His family is one of the oldest and most celebrated Christian families in Bethlehem - brother, Bishara, is founder of Bethlehem Bible College; his nephew, Sami, is director of Holy Land Trust and founder of…

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