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November 2018

MAJOR DANNY SJURSEN

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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MAJOR DANNY SJURSEN

US Army Major Danny Sjursen is a graduate of, strategist for, and former history instructor at West Point. He has served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has written a critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. Free, open to the public. MAJOR DANNY SJURSEN Thursday, November 15, 6:30pm Plymouth Congregational Church

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December 2018

A Service of Solidarity in Commemoration of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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On Sunday evening, December 9, 6:30pm, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry Street, we host A Service of Solidarity in Commemoration of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Our keynote preacher is Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington, D.C., Co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, Washington DC, and active in the Palestine solidarity movement.  He was the founder of Black and Latinos in Action in Chicago, and has been Vice President of Massachusetts…

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January 2019

BDS for BDS – Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions for a Binational Democratic State.

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Jeff Halper is a prominent Jewish-American analyst, activist, and anthropologist in Jerusalem, founder of Israel Committee Against House Demolitions. He has been arrested as part of the flotilla attempting to break the Gaza blockade, and with other Jewish and Palestinian activist and academics, they have created the One Bi-National Democratic State Movement. Author of War Against the People: Israel, Palestinians & Global Pacification. Michael Spath and Jeff Halper

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February 2019

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

February 28 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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