Kahlil Gibran’s Jesus: An Advent Reflection

On December 16 we will hold the second event in Michael Spath’s series on Lebanese-American poet, Kahlil Gibran. Gibran was a Maronite Christian who described himself as “intoxicated” with Jesus. In his final book, Jesus: the Son of Man, Gibran writes, “In my heart dwells Jesus of Galilee, the Man above men, the Master Poet…

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Commemorating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

** Please Note the date may change, pending Rep. Carson’s voting schedule.** Our annual, interfaith commemoration of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights will feature US Rep. André Carson (Indiana’s 7th District) as our keynote speaker. Rep. Carson is an Indianapolis native, and one of only three Muslims currently serving in Congress. His Congressional memberships…

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Evening with Rev. Loren McGrail

On November 18, we’ll be hosting the Rev. Loren McGrail for what is sure to be a moving and fascinating conversation. Loren is a minister in the United Church of Christ, a poet, and an artist. She served as a mission co-worker for the UCC and the Disciples of Christ from 2013-2018 in Palestine/Israel. Her…

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Gala 2021: With Special Guest Huwaida Arraf

Assuming that safety concerns related to the COVID pandemic remain steady or improve, all of us at ICMEP are looking forward to having our Annual Gala in-person again! It is going to be a spectacular evening, and we do hope you’ll join us! We will have plenty of heavy appetizers available for tasty nosh, music,…

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Ziryab: Songbird of Andalusia

ICMEP is thrilled to welcome Ronnie Malley for an evening of incredible music and storytelling! Take an enchanting musical journey from 9th-century Islamic Spain to present-day America. Arabic music & poetry tell the story of Ziryab, a man formerly enslaved in Baghdad, whose musical talent with the oud (lute)  brought him fame throughout the Middle…

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ICMEP Homecoming

At long last, we feel confident in scheduling ICMEP’s first indoor gathering in 18 months! What a joy it will be to reunite in person and re-dedicate ourselves to the important work still to be done. Come and see old friends, dedicate our Peace Wheel, renew commitment to our mission, and hear about future plans….

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TaybehFest!

Friends of ICMEP who have traveled with Michael to the Taybeh Brewery, in Taybeh village, already know that the folks at Taybeh make a tasty beverage. On Friday, August 20, we’re bring Taybeh to you! Join us for a beer or a glass of wine and fellowship on the grounds of St. Mary Magdala Spiritual…

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Our Calendar is Full of Fantastic Events!

With pandemic restrictions easing gradually, ICMEP is planning a season of fantastic events! We certainly will keep you updated on any changes to the schedule, and ask for your flexibility and patience if CDC guidelines, local restrictions, or venue policies require a change in plan. But in the meantime, let yourself be excited about the…

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Rally to Support the Palestinian People

Join us for a peaceful gathering to rally in support of the rights and dignity of the Palestinian people! Along with people and organizations nationwide, we will make our voices heard this Saturday, May 29, beginning at 12:00 noon. We will gather on the green of the Allen County Courthouse. Bring a sign and your…

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