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August 2021

TaybehFest!

August 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Mary Magdala, 2800 Rolston Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805 United States
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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 Center. Raise a glass, say a toast, and "Drink the resistance!" Whether you're already a fan of Taybeh or just someone who enjoys a good…

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September 2021

ICMEP Homecoming

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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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. It should be a wonderful evening!

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October 2021

Ziryab: Songbird of Andalusia

October 1 - October 4
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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 East, North Africa, and al-Andalus - where Christians, Jews, and Muslims co-existed for centuries, creating a diverse society. Ronnie weaves this story with his own…

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Kahlil Gibran: Troubadour of the Prophet, the Beloved

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Join us at the inaugural event for a series exploring the life, poetry, and art of Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese-American author and mystic. He ranks among the likes of Shakespeare, Lao Tzu, Homer, and Rumi as one of the best-selling poets of all time, thanks in part to his masterpiece, The Prophet (1923), which has been translated into over 100 languages. Gibran once wrote that, "My entire being is in The Prophet." His art and timeless verse marry East and West, revealing…

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Gala 2021: With Special Guest Huwaida Arraf

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46809 United States
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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, a silent auction, and more for your entertainment. This year we have the honor of hearing a keynote from our special guest, Huwaida Arraf.  Ms.…

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November 2021

Evening with Rev. Loren McGrail

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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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 writing most frequently deals with the issues of justice for Palestinians, and for immigrants and refugees based on her witness at the San Diego border.…

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December 2021

Commemorating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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** 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 include: Congressional Black Caucus, Progressive Caucus, New Democrat Coalition, and the LGBT Equality Caucus. Along with Reps. Betty McCollum, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez,…

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Kahlil Gibran’s Jesus: An Advent Reflection

December 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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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 who makes poets of us all, the Spirit who knocks at our door that we may wake and rise and walk out to meet truth…

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