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December 2021

Commemorating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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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, and others, he co-sponsored (1) the Israeli Annexation Non-Recognition Act, prohibiting the…

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January 2022

All Things Afghanistan – Terry Dougherty

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Terry Dougherty, our ICMEP board chair, is one of the foremost experts on Afghanistan in our region. An Afghanistan Peace Corps Volunteer, and long-time board member of a residential girls school in Kabul (SOLA-School of Leadership Afghanistan), Terry facilitated scores of Afghan exchange students, and recently visited Camp Atterbury. Terry will discuss all things Afghanistan – US foreign policy, past and present; the resurgence of the Taliban and the present political situation; and girls’ education, especially his involvement (from the…

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United Church of Christ Palestine-Israel Network Webinar Series – Parts 3 & 4

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Implementing the UCC General Synod Resolution "Declaration for a Just Peace Between Palestine and Israel" Third in the Series: Christian Zionism in the Mainline Church and American Civil Religion Wednesday, January 26, 12:00pm EST ZOOM PRE-REGISTER LINK PARTICIPANTS The Rev. Alex Awad - Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace, former pastor of East Jerusalem Baptist College, and retired professor at Bethlehem College. The Rev. Peter Miano - Founder and Executive Director of Society for Biblical Studies, Minister in the United Methodist Church…

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February 2022

Stories I Never Knew: A Conversation with William Plitt

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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…

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Giving Up Is Not an Option: Memoirs of a Palestinian American

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us via Zoom for a great conversation, as Michael Spath interviews author Hani Khoury. February 28, 12:00pm Eastern. Register online HERE. In his memoirs, Professor Hani Q. Khoury narrates the highlights of the complexities of his life and the events which have nurtured it. He was sentenced to an electric wheelchair at the age of 18 due to a progressive physical disorder. His story, like many others, is filled with challenges, setbacks, dreams, and, most importantly, hope. The juxtaposition…

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March 2022

Nawróz New Year Celebration

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shoaff Park – River Lodge Pavillion, 6401 St Joe Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825
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Come celebrate the new year with our Afghan friends, recent immigrants to our community. Although Persian in origin, Nawróz  is celebrated in Afghanistan and among many peoples in many other countries. Nawróz  is a traditional festival of Spring; it starts on the day of the vernal equinox, and marks the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The name ‘Nawróz ’ means ‘new day’ and the festival symbolizes the rebirth of nature, new life and new beginnings. Free, open to the…

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Apartheid South Africa! Apartheid Israel!

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Ticking the Boxes of Occupation and Dispossession Join us via Zoom as Dr. Michael Spath interviews author Rev. Brian Brown on Wednesday, March 21, 12:0pm Eastern. Register online HERE. Apartheid South Africa!  Apartheid Israel! considers how the policies of the State of Israel, in violently dispossessing Palestinians of their land, nationality, and human rights, replicates policies of South Africa’s era of Grand Apartheid. In both comparative terms and in regard to international law, Israel has become an Apartheid regime, engaging in…

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Golbarg Bashi

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Join us for a celebration of the power of children's literature, featuring acclaimed author (and much more) Golbarg Bashi. Born in Iran, raised in Sweden, educated in the UK and US, Golbarg Bashi is a professor, author, and activist. She was nominated in 2016 by the U.S. toy industry “Wonder Woman Award” for advancing early childhood education through play for languages. She is the author of P is for Palestine; A Palestine Alphabet Book and Counting Up the Olive Tree:…

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April 2022

We Are the Earth: Environmental Justice, A Moral Imperative

April 23 @ 8:45 am - 1:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Indiana Center for Middle East Peace is delighted to offer a day of inspiration and education as we celebrate Earth Day. With two exceptional advocates for environmental justice as our keynote speakers, six local environmental organizations offering workshops, and free snacks, we guarantee this will be a great day! Keynote Speakers are: Malik Yakini - Cofounder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which operates a seven-acre urban farm and spearheads the Detroit People's Food Co-Op,…

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May 2022

An Evening With Mariela Shaker

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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A Syrian Refugee and Concert Violinist Shares Her Story & Music Tuesday, May 24, 6:30pm, at Plymouth Congregational Church - Free, and open to the public. Mariela Shaker is a Syrian violinist who fled war-torn Aleppo on a 2013 US music scholarship. She was granted asylum and US Citizenship. Mariela received the Daily Point of Light Award from President George H. W. Bush, was named Champion of Change for World Refugees by President Barak Obama, and is a recipient of…

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