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May 2021

Rally to Support the Palestinian People

May 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Allen County Courthouse, 715 S. Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802 United States
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Join us for a peaceful gathering to rally in support of the rights and dignity of the Palestinian people! Along with people and organizations nationwide, we will make our voices heard this Saturday, May 29, beginning at 12:00 noon. We will gather on the green of the Allen County Courthouse. Bring a sign and your voice!

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August 2021

TaybehFest!

August 20, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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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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Lucas Zoughbi: The Plight of Palestinian Political Prisoners

October 14, 2021 @ 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 of illuminating conversation with Lucas Zoughbi. Lucas is a doctoral student in Psychology at Michigan State University, and is the son of Zoughbi and Elaine Zoughbi, who run the Wi'am Conflict Resolution and Transformation Center, in Bethlehem. In his doctoral research, Lucas focuses on the torture (physical, psychological, and sexual) of Palestinian political prisoners, as well as their resistance to the Israeli occupation while imprisoned.  

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Gala 2021: With Special Guest Huwaida Arraf

October 30, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46809 United States
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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! For the safety of all guests, vaccination and masks are required. 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. Arraf is a…

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November 2021

United Church of Christ Palestine-Israel Network Webinar Series

November 3, 2021 @ 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" First in the Series: Israel's Oppression of Palestinians: It is a Sin! Wednesday, November 3, 12:00pm EST ZOOM LINK PARTICIPANTS Yousef Alkhoury - Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Bethlehem Bible College, member of Global Kairos for Justice and the Academic Alliance for Interfaith Dialogue in Palestine. Rev. Katherine Cunningham - Member of Global Kairos for Justice, former moderator and current member of the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian…

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Evening with Rev. Loren McGrail

November 18, 2021 @ 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, 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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