|Apr. 11-12: Peace in the Holy Land Conference|
|Sunday, 17 February 2008 22:39|
Peace in the Holy Land
Justice for Israelis
Shandon Presbyterian Church
607 Woodrow St.,Columbia,SC
Featuring Internationally & Nationally Known Speakers Including:
Dr.Jeff Halper Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Dr. Halper is an Israeli-American peaceactivist, professor of anthropology, author, acclaimed speaker, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
Ambassador Afif Safieh Palestinian Representative the
Sami Awad Executive Director of Holy Land Trust in
Dr. Don Wagner Reverend Wagner is professor and director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at North Park, University of Chicago. A scholar on Christian Zionism, he is a member of Friend’s of Sabeel - North America's board.
Cedar Duaibis Founding member of Sabeel and a member of its executive committee, a retired school teacher who spent her life supporting he husband’s ministry as an Episcopal clergyman in the Diocese of Jerusalem in Israel & the Palestinian Territories.
Dr. Phyllis Bennis A fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, Dr. Bennis is a frequent commentator on
Mazin Qumsiyeh Dr. Qumsiyeh is a Palestinian Christian who has taught at Duke and Yale. A long-time write & activist, Qumsiyeh’s latest book is Sharing the
Donna Hicks Coordinator of the Peace Initiatives Network of the Episcopal Diocese of NC and convener of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Middle East Interest Group, Hicks has traveled to Palestine/Israel 5 times since 1991, serving with Christian Peacemaker Teams-Hebron.
Alison Weir American freelancej ournalist, Allison Weir is founder of If Americans Knew. She has traveled independently through-out the West Bank & Gaza Strip and found the situation largely to be the reverse of what was being reported in the American media.
Naji Ali The son of activists, Ali and his father faced imprisonment and torture under Apartheid in
Tom Stern & Tema Okun Active in ICAHD’s Constructing Peace Campaign, Stern & Okun will discuss their experiences in the
Ellen O’Grady Artist and social justice activist from Durham, NC and the author of Outside the Ark, O’Grady,spent six years living in Palestine and Israel and has returned several times to work with several grassroots activist groups.
FRI April 11
12:00-1:00pm Registration, Exhibits
1-1:50pm Opening Ceremony
2-2:50pm Panel: "Ending the Cycle of Violence through Nonviolence" Dr. Halper & Sami Awad
3-3:50pm Panel: "Christians in the Holy Land" Mazin Qumsiyeh, Sami Awad & Maurine and Robert Tobin
4-4:50pm WORKSHOPS (3)
"Build Houses, Build Peace - Two Jews Visit the West Bank” (Tom Stern & Tema Okun)
"Christian Peacemaker Teams: Nonviolent Peacemaking from a Faith Perspective in Hebron" Donna Hicks & Naji Ali
"The Role of the Media" (Alison Weir)
5pm Book Signing—
An Israeli in Palestine, released March ’08 Jeff Halper
Anxious for Armageddon, Don Wagner
Sharing the Land of Canaan, Mazin Qumsiyeh
How Long O Lord?, Maurine and Robert Tobin
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict A Primer, Phyllis Bennis
5:30pm Middle Eastern Dinner
“The Peace Process”
Ambassador Afif Saffieh, Palestinian Representative to US
“A Time to Remember”
Cedar Duaibis, founding member of Sabeel
8:30-10pm Movie: “Holy Land: Common Ground”
followed by open mike with director/producer Ed Gaffney
SAT April 12
8:00am Catered Breakfast
“Reconciling Celebration and Mourning:
Rethinking Israel/Palestine after 60 Years”
Dr. Jeff Halper
10:10am WORKSHOPS (4)
"Nakba & Palestinian Refugees" Mazin Qumsiyeh
“Nonviolence” Sami Awad, Donna Hicks
“Gaza in Crisis” Maurice & Robert Tobin
“Fair Trade: Olive Oil & Crafts” Britta Froehlicher & Lisa Caldwell
11:15am Plenary: Dr. Don Wagner, “Challenging Christian Zionism”
12:15pm Catered Luncheon with speaker: Phyllis Bennis on "US Foreign Policy"
1:15-1:45pm Booksigning & Networking Sessions (2 x 15 minutes)
1:55-2:50pm WORKSHOPS (3)
”The Role of the Media” Alison Weir
“Jerusalem & Apartheid” Jeff Halper
“The Nuts & Bolts of Responding to Christian Zionism” Dr. Don Wagner
3:00-3:55pm WORKSHOPS (3)
”Crossing the Line” Naji Ali
“Comix, Narrative Activism & One Artist’s Struggle at Peacemaking” Ellen O’Grady
“Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions/ Morally Responsible Investment”
Phyllis Bennis & Salwa Duaibis
4:00- 4:30pm Entertainment with Dave Lippman
4:30-5:15pm Closing Plenary: “The Path to a Just Peace” Sami Awad
5:15-6pm Closing Panel & Discussion: What next?
Donna Hicks, Sami Awad, Naji Ali
FRIDAY NIGHT Movie – 8:30pm:
A documentary by Ed Gaffney and Alicia Dwyer featuring commentators Senator George Mitchell and Bishop Desmond Tutu.
$55 forboth FRI & SAT, $35 FRI only, $40SAT only.
FREE TO COLLEGE STUDENTS with ID/NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.
DONATIONS TO SUPPORT THE CONFERENCE NEEDED AND REQUESTED.
Register/ For more info:
Michael Berg Phone: 803-215-3263
David Matos Phone:803-215-3263
Web: www.fosna.org or www.carolinapeace.org
Aiken Unitarian UniversalistChurch-Social Justice Committee
Americans for a Just Peace in the
Coalition for Peace with Justice
Hilton Head for Peace
Shandon Presbyterian PresbyterianChurch-Peacemaking Committee
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship ofColumbia-Social Justice Committee
In memory of Edward Knox Lee
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