From Michael: Kairos Palestine at 10, part 2 – a Call to Solidarity, Resistance, and Action

As I wrote last week, 350 people gathered in Bethlehem on November 29 to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the landmark Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth document (December 11, 2009).  Those gathered issued a “Call to the Church.”  After giving evidence that, “We are standing as if on the edge of a cliff, looking…

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Solidarity Tour: Interview with Quentin Ryder

For the second installment of our Solidarity Tour video series, we had a chat with Quentin Ryder, who went on our 2017 tour. Everyone’s experience on these trips is unique, but they all share the common experience of being deeply moved by their encounters along the way. If you would like to learn a little…

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An Interview with Susan Abulhawa

While she was visiting Fort Wayne as the featured speaker for our Annual Gala in October, Susan kindly agreed to sit with Dr. Michael Spath for wide-ranging conversation. Here we share a bit of that interview, during which Susan discusses her experience with language, as a young immigrant and as an author. Though her mother…

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Solidarity Tour: Andy & Whitney Barchus Interview

Leading up to the 15th solidarity tour to Palestine and Israel in July 2020, we will be posting short interviews with past participants. Our hope is that their stories of their experience will inspire you to come and see for yourself the reality of day-to-day life in Palestine. Our first interview features Whitney and Andy…

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Interview with Dr. Akbar Ahmed

On October 20, the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace hosted Dr. Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University. In addition to giving an excellent informal talk in the morning, and a more formal presentation that evening, Dr. Ahmed graciously sat down for an interview with Dr. Michael Spath. The…

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Founder of AWAKEN, Bibi Bahrami

January 23, 2020, 6:30pm – Plymouth Congregational Church Free and Open to the Public We are excited to welcome Bibi Bahrami to Fort Wayne, and to hear her story!  In 1980, when she was 14 years old, her family was forced to flee Afghanistan following the Soviet Union’s invasion. After six years living and working…

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