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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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April 2017

Two Blue Lines, with Director Tom Hayes

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ICMEP will be hosting Tom Hayes, the Director of the acclaimed documentary, TWO BLUE LINES, on Thursday, September 28, 6:30pm.  Venue to be announced. Shot over a period of 25 years, Two Blue Lines examines the human and political situation of Palestinian people from the years prior to the creation of Israel to the present day. By primarily featuring the narratives of Israelis whose positions run counter to their country’s official policy, the documentary provides a portrait of the ongoing…

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Free

The Occupation of the American Mind

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Indiana Center for Middle Easte Peace hosts the screening of the powerful documentary, narrated by Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Propaganda War in the United States, April 20, 6:30pm.

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May 2017
Free

Jewish & Palestinian Voices for Peace

May 11 @ 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 and Mennonite Church USA host Jewish & Palestinian Voices for Peace, Plymouth Congregational Church UCC, 501 West Berry Street, Thursday, May 11, 6:30pm

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June 2017
Free

ArabFest

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - June 4 @ 7:00 pm
Headwaters Park, Rothschild Pavilion, 333 S. Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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June 3 - 4, 2017 @Headwaters Park

Arab Americans have richly enhanced Fort Wayne and Allen County since their arrival in the mid-1800’s, more than 150 years. They are doctors, lawyers, business entrepreneurs, professors and teachers, restaurateurs, and industrious workers of various kinds. They come from the 22 Arab countries, from Syria, Palestine, the Gulf, North Africa, and Levant. They are Christians and Muslims and other people of good will. They number in the thousands. We believe Arab culture is a treasure invisible to most people in…

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