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August 2022

Don Wagner: What I’ve Learned in 50 Years of Palestinian Solidarity

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Join us on Wednesday, August 24, via Zoom for a special interview with Michael Spath's friend and mentor, Don Wagner - celebrating the release of his autobiography, Glory to God in the Lowest! Journeys to an Unholy Land. Wagner's book is a personal, political, and religious journey from an evangelical Christian faith and conservative politics to solidarity with the poor and advocacy for anti-war, anti-racism, and Palestinian rights. This is sure to be a conversation worth listening in on! CLICK…

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September 2022

Garth Hewitt in Concert – for the children of Bethlehem

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Amistad Presbyterian Church, 1701 Capitol Dr.
Fort Wayne, 46806
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ICMEP is delighted to offer an evening of music in support of the children of Bethlehem! Join us at Amistad Cristiana on Sunday, September 18, at 4:00pm for an incredible concert from Garth Hewitt. Garth Hewitt is founder of Amos Trust, a UK human rights organization with partners in Palestine, south Africa, Nicaragua, Burundi, India, and Tanzania. He also is Honorary Canon at St. George's Anglican Cathedral, East Jerusalem. A friend and protégé of Sir Cliff Richard, Hewitt has sung in…

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October 2022

Jeff Halper – Time to Get Political!

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Join us for an evening with Jeff Halper, discussing The One Democratic State Campaign Jeff is founder of the Israel Committee Against House Demolitions, and a co-founder of the Palestinian-led One Democratic State Campaign. He’s been arrested several times by Israeli military for protesting injustices and breaking the Gaza blockade.  Jeff has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. You won't want to miss it! Free, open to the public. Note: At this time Plymouth's policy is that masks…

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November 2022

Competing Visions of America & the Role Israel Plays

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Join us for a fascinating talk - and no doubt some interesting Q&A time as well! From our nation’s founding, there have been two competing visions of its place in history. White, male, militaristic Christian Nationalism, on the rise in America today, is a natural outgrowth of one, while a more inclusive, egalitarian, global, justice orientation is the result of the other. Dr. Michael Spath traces each of these mutually exclusive manifestations of America’s core values (‘civil religion’) from their…

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December 2022

Annual Commemoration of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Mark your calendars for our 9th annual commemoration of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year's celebration will include live music, readings - including excerpts of the UN's Declaration - and Fort Wayne's own social justice leaders sharing "Why I Do What I Do!" It is sure to be an evening of inspiration and motivation - we hope you'll be there! Free and Open to the public

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January 2023

Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet” at 100

January 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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January 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of Kahlil Gibran’s beloved “The Prophet.” Dr. Michael Spath will discuss the spiritual classic, connecting it with larger themes from Gibran’s life and work, and asks what it means for people’s lives today. This will be an evening sure to provide some food for thought. Join us! Free, open to the public.

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February 2023

Baktash Ahadi – Welcoming Our New Afghan Neighbors

February 16, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Learn about some of our newest neighbors in Fort Wayne during this special evening: Welcoming Our New Afghan Neighbors: Stories of Courage and Resilience. Our guide through these stories will be Baktash Ahadi, friend of ICMEP's own Terry Dougherty. Baktash Ahadi hosts the chart-topping “Stories of Transformation” podcast and is the recipient of numerous awards for documentary storytelling and public service. Baktash also formerly worked in Western Afghanistan for a U.S. and NATO Afghan advisory group and later served as a…

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March 2023

Rev. Brian Brown: Apartheid South Africa! Apartheid Israel!

March 7, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Join us for a special evening with South African Methodist Minister, Rev. Brian Brown, will discuss his recent book, Apartheid South Africa! Apartheid Israel! An associate of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Brian was banned for 13 years for support of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions to end apartheid in his country, until Nelson Mandela was released in 1990. He has long been involved in the struggle for Palestinian human rights. Free, open to the public.

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