An Evening With Mariela Shaker

A Syrian Refugee and Concert Violinist Shares Her Story & Music Tuesday, May 24, 6:30pm, at Plymouth Congregational Church – Free, and open to the public. Mariela Shaker is a Syrian violinist who fled war-torn Aleppo on a 2013 US music scholarship. She was granted asylum and US Citizenship. Mariela received the Daily Point of…

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The Nakba Continues: 74 Years and Counting

ICMEP Statement on Nakba Day 2022 ICMEP Condemns the Murder of Shireen Abu Akleh and Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing of the Palestinian People Today, May 15, marks the 74th anniversary of the Nakba (“Catastrophe”), the forced displacement by Israeli forces of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes, the destruction of a Palestinian homeland in 1948. It is…

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Strangers Into Neighbors Into Friends

The US and Palestine — A Challenge for the Church [Our friend and much-respected pastor of the North Manchester Church of the Brethren, Kurt Borgmann, received a Lilly Grant for a sabbatical.  As part of the grant, both pastor and congregation agree to explore an issue/question of their choosing.  Kurt decided that his three months…

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We Never Left – A Poem by Susan Abulhawa

I want to share with you a poem by our friend (and 2019 ICMEP Gala speaker and Champion of Justice Award recipient), Susan Abulhawa.  Susan is a Palestinian-American author (her acclaimed Mornings in Jenin has been translated into 32 languages and sold over a million copies), poet, and activist.  She is the founder of Playgrounds…

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ICMEP Brings the World to Fort Wayne: Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Jerusalem, South Africa, and the UK

For 17 years, the mission of Indiana Center for Middle East Peace has remained the same – “We are a voice of conscience for peace, justice, human rights, and intercultural encounter.” Every one of our board members, and all our many supporters and friends throughout the years focus like a laser beam on these core…

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We Are the Earth: Environmental Justice, A Moral Imperative

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace is delighted to offer a day of inspiration and education as we celebrate Earth Day. With two exceptional advocates for environmental justice as our keynote speakers, six local environmental organizations offering workshops, and free snacks, we guarantee this will be a great day! Keynote Speakers are: Malik Yakini -…

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A Young Russian Jewish Woman Speaks Truth to Power

“Freedom is a process by which you develop the habit of being inaccessible to slavery.” Alla Gutnikova is a young Russian Jewish woman, one of four Russian student journalists (the other three, Armen Aramyan, Natasha Tyshkevich, and Volodya Metelkin) who worked from DOXA, an independent Moscow student magazine. The four were recently sentenced to two…

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***** Washing Israel’s Dirty Laundry

Artwashing, Sportswashing, Foodwashing, Veganwashing, Pinkwashing, Faithwashing See also Red, Blue, and Purple Washing. In my last blog, I talked about greenwashing in the context of the Sierra Club’s backtracking on its decision-reversal and reinstating their educational tours to Israel. Here I want to discuss other ways Israel attempts to wash its dirty laundry. Remember the…

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