Shrinking the Occupation: Israel’s “New” Old Strategy

Israeli philosopher, Micah Goodman, has been described as “arguably Israel’s most influential public intellectual,” exerting an inordinate amount of influence on Israel’s Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, who just completed his 100th day in office. Goodman lives in Kfar Adumim, an illegal Israeli settlement just outside Jerusalem. He is the author of the 2017 book, Catch…

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Thoughts On the Centennial of Paulo Freire

I first learned of the Brazilian humanist educator, Paulo Freire, in 1978, during a class in “liberation theology” at Eden Seminary in St. Louis with Dr. M. Douglas Meeks, where Freire’s critically-acclaimed Pedagogy of the Oppressed (translated into English in 1970) was required reading. I thought of Freire this week as we celebrate the centennial…

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Representing Multifaceted, Holistic Peace

[This is the first of what will become a weekly series of reflections from Dr. Michael Spath and/or guest writers. ICMEP is excited to expand our online offerings in this way, and invite you to check back each week! This week’s post is from Michael.] In this inaugural posting, allow me to introduce you to…

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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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Write/Call Indiana Governor Holcomb

ICMEP received a note from our friends at Jewish Voices for Peace – Indiana. They are asking that we all take a few moments to personalize the following scripts for an email or a phone call to Governor Holcomb regarding his upcoming travel to Israel.      While Israel continues to violate the  human rights…

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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. Our voices will join the…

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The Ongoing Nakba Inscribed on Women’s Lives

ICMEP is delighted to be welcoming Rev. Loren McGrail for what certainly will be a fascinating and moving conversation. Join us on May 12 at 1:00pm. For event registration information, CLICK HERE. Rev. Loren McGrail was an Ecumenical Accompanier with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel in 2011 and then a missionary co-worker serving the…

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Conversation with Daoud Nassar

Join us April 7 for a conversation with our good friend Daoud Nassar. The Nassar family has lived on a 100 acre farm, named Tent of Nations, outside Bethlehem since 1916, with a legal deed and over 100 years of taxes paid. However, it is now being threatened by the Israeli government, five surrounding settlements,…

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