ICMEP is delighted and honored to host a conversation with William Plitt, via Zoom, on Monday, February 7, 2022, at 1:00pm Eastern. We truly hope you will be able to log in and join us for this special event.
Between 2006-2019, Bill Plitt visited both Palestinians and Israelis, listening as they shared what their lives had been like in the past and what they were now like in the world of today's turmoil. Bill found people who showed great hospitality to the stranger, shared meals, who opened up their homes, and shared their laughter and their sorrow. He played with their children, celebrated births, birthdays, and graduations, and made new friends. Wadi Qelt; Manger Square; street corners; churches; private homes; every place he found a quiet space needing to be filled. He wrote poetry, creating images of what he experienced.
In The Stories I Never Knew: Acts of Loving Kindness... he writes about a Palestinian family farm and the family's 30-year efforts to save it from being declared as State Land by the Israeli authorities. The farm is known as Daher's Vineyard, or Tent of Nations, and their story resulted in several individuals in the United States in 2007 forming the Friends of Tent of Nations North America. You will come to know this family’s belief in non-violence toward those who commit acts of violence. Their way will win in the end, overcoming obstacles, with persistence and “refusing to be enemies.”
Pre-Registration is required (and free!) for this event. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Joining ICMEP as Sponsors of this event are Friends of Tent of Nations North America, Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.
Co-Sponsors are United Methodist Kairos Response, United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network, Voices from the Holy Land, Jewish Voice for Peace - Atlanta, Center for Jewish Non-Violence, and The Olive Oil Ministry.
We are incredibly grateful for the nine organizations contributing to this special event!