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March 2021

Interview with Robert Cohen

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Wednesday, March 31: An interview with Robert Cohen, one of the UK's leading Jewish dissidents. Since 2011, Cohen has been “writing from the edge," about Israel/Palestine and interfaith relations in his blog, Micah’s Paradigm Shift (from Micah 6.8: “What does the Lord require of you?").  His writings have been published in Mondoweiss, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, and others.  His latest Patheos column is, "We need to decolonise our understanding of antisemitism." Click here to pre-register for the event.  

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April 2021

Conversation with Daoud Nassar

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us at 1:00pm EST on April 7 for a conversation with our good friend Daoud Nassar, of Tent of Nations. The Nassar family has lived on a 100 acre farm, named Tent of Nations, outside Bethlehem since 1916, with a legal deed and over 100 years of taxes paid. However, it is now being threatened by the Israeli government, five surrounding settlements, a newly-built yeshiva, and local Palestinian villagers. Nevertheless, the motto of Tent of Nations remains strong: "We Refuse to Be…

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May 2021

Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti: Building a Future of Hope in Afghanistan

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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ICMEP is delighted to be hosting a conversation with Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti about the work of Green Village Schools, the non-profit he founded to improve literacy in under-served areas of Afghanistan.  Green Village Schools is a Portland-based non-profit organization committed to increasing literacy in under served areas of Afghanistan. Their vision is to build and support schools in Helmand Province, offering boys and girls the basic education required for participation in local, national, and global economies. If you could…

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Conversation with Rev. Loren McGrail

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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We are looking forward to the interview and discussion with Rev. Loren McGrail on Wednesday, May 12, at 1:00pm. We'll be exploring The Story of the Ongoing Nakba Inscribed on Women's Lives, from Sheik Jarrah to 1948. This topic, and Rev. McGrail's many years of experience with the issues, is sure to make this a conversation you don't want to miss! You must preregister for this Zoom event. To register, CLICK HERE. For more on Rev. McGrail's work, see our…

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On the Ground from Bethlehem

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Join us for a conversation with Zoughbi Zoughbi, along with Usama Zoughbi and Tarek Al-Zoughbi. You will be glad you did! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. REGISTER HERE.   Zoughbi Zoughbi is the Founder and Director of the Wi'am Conflict Resolution & Transformation Center in Bethlehem - and a dear friend of ours here at ICMEP. He holds a Master's in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame University. In 2010,…

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Rally to Support the Palestinian People

May 29 @ 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 @ 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 2 @ 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 @ 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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