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February 2019

Israel (and the US’s) Perpetual War Against Palestinians

February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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MAX BLUMENTHAL Israel (and the US’s) Perpetual War Against Palestinians Max Blumenthal is a celebrated Jewish-American author, journalist, commentator, and filmmaker. Fellow at the National Institute, formerly writer for The Daily Beast and Media Matters.  He is the author of Goliath: Life & Loathing in Greater  Israel (2013), The 51-Day War: Ruin & Resistance in Gaza (2015), and producer of a film about Christian Zionism, and his latest film, Killing Gaza (2017). Free, open to the public.    

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March 2019

Dance of Unity, Dance of Peace

March 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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$20.00

Rumi’s Poetry, Sufi Music, and Whirling Dervishes 13 th century Persian, Jalal al-Din Rumi, is America’s best-selling poet the last decade. Founder of the “Whirling Dervishes,” his mystical poetry paints poignant, beautiful images of the unity of all Being, harmony with all creation, and; Divine Love. Our friend Ronnie Malley brings together Sufi musicians, chorus, and dervishes (dancers) for an evening of meditation, celebration, inspiration, and peace. Area peace, justice, and social service organizations will have displays of their community…

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April 2019

Beating Guns into Plowshares

April 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Christian social activist, founder of Philadelphia’s Simple Way Community, Shane Claiborne, and founder of RawTools, Michael Martin, promote their new book, Beating Guns: Hope For People Who Are Weary of Violence. The Beating Guns Tour features music, art, and stories of people impacted by gun violence, culminating with an invitation for the audience to take the hammer and transform a gun into garden tools. With Emmaus Road Mennonite Fellowship and the Mennonite Central Committee.

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May 2019

Amira Hass Jewish Journalist Discusses the Occupation

May 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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 Amira Hass, acclaimed Israeli journalist, author, and columnist for Ha’aretz, covers Palestinian affairs in the West Bank & Gaza; she is the only Jewish reporter living in the West Bank.  Hass is the only child of a Jewish mother who survived nine months in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and a Jewish father who survived three wartime years in a ghetto.  She writes and speaks about the dilemmas of an Israeli journalist covering Israeli colonialism.  She is an outspoken critic of Israel’s policies and…

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September 2019

Medea Benjamin – Political Activism and the 2020 Elections

September 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin Join us for an evening with political activist Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink.  She was also the 2000 Green Party candidate in California for the US Senate, receiving the highest vote total of any Green Party US Senate candidate in US history.  She contributes to a number of media outlets, including The Huffington Post.  She's been described as "one of the high-profile leaders of the peace movement."

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October 2019

AMBASSADOR DR. AKBAR AHMED

October 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Ambassador Dr Akbar Ahmed

Ambassador Dr Akbar Ahmed Ambassador Ahmed is Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, Washington DC and former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland. Named "the world's most influential authority on contemporary Islam" by BBC, Dr. Ahmed serves on the World Faiths Development Dialogue, led by Lord George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Advisory Board for the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen's University, Belfast. Author of over 20…

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November 2019

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace Annual Gala

November 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pine Valley Country Club, 10900 Pine Mills Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46845 United States
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$75.00
Susan Abulhawa

2019 GALA – SUSAN ABULHAWA Author, Poet, Activist We are delighted to invite you to an evening you won't soon forget!  This year our gala features Susan Abulhawa as the keynote speaker.  Her literary work and her activism are inspiring, and we are certain that her discussion with us will be as well. +Author, Mornings in Jenin (translated into 32 languages), The Blue Between Sky and Water, and My Voice Sought The Wind (poetry) +Founder, Playgrounds for Palestine (West Bank,…

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December 2019

Commemoration of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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On Thursday, December 5, 2019, we will commemorate the 71st anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our speaker will be Brian Zahnd. Brian is the co-founder and pastor of Word of Life Church in Saint Joseph, MO, and author of several books, including A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor's Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace, tracing his journey “from war-crier to peacemaker.” Brian also spoke at the 2018 Christ at the Checkpoint conference in Bethlehem.…

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January 2020

AWAKEN – Bibi Bahrami

January 23 @ 6:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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We are excited to welcome Bibi Bahrami to Fort Wayne, and to hear her story!  In 1980, when she was 14 years old, her family was forced to flee Afghanistan following the Soviet Union's invasion. After six years living and working in a refugee camp in Pakistan, Bibi was able to move to the US and start a new life. In 2002, moved by the struggles of the people living in her home village of Qala-e-Malakh, in the Behsood District,…

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February 2020

A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans

February 13 @ 6:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Join us for a special screening of the documentary A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans.  Written by Abe Kasbo and Gia M. Amella, this film was an Official Selection for the Arabian Sights Film Festival in 2015, and was the Home Grown Documentary Feature winner of the Garden State Film Festival in 2016.  Within the context of historical immigration patterns, this documentary explores the untold story of 200 years of contributions of immigrants from the Middle East, North…

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