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Upcoming Events

ReImagine I/P Learning Corps

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 2:30 PM EDT

About the Event.

Under the cover of the war in Gaza, Israeli authorities have increased demolitions of homes in the Palestinian neighborhood of Walaja, part of which is within the Jerusalem municipality. In the past few weeks, ten homes have been demolished, leaving families unhoused in the dead of winter. Meanwhile, the government has approved permits to continue expanding Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which are illegal under international law. But Walaja’s case is particularly devastating: though many homes fall within the Jerusalem municipality, the city has refused to provide a zoning plan for this community, justifying its home demolitions under the guise of “a lack of permits” for these structures. Though the community is in the process of getting approval for a zoning plan it funded itself, demolitions have continued.

Join us as we hear from a resident of Walaja, Hassan Abu Tin, who helps direct the planning committee of Walaja working to get approvals for a zoning plan for the community, Annie Kantar from the Friends of Walaja, and Aviv Tatarsky from Ir Amim about home demolitions and displacement in East Jerusalem, and particularly in the village of Walaja.

The conversation will highlight the struggle the residents of Walaja are facing and ways we can come alongside them in support.

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ReStory US Learning Corps

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | 1 PM EDT

About the Event.

Join us for a conversation with the Descendants Project.

The Descendants Project was founded to preserve and protect the health, land, and lives of the Black descendant community located in Louisiana’s River Parishes. Our conversation will uncover challenges these communities face, as well as dive into the impactful initiatives and campaigns the Project runs to transform the realities on the ground.

ReStory US Information Session

Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 1 PM EDT

About the Event.

Thank you for your interest in a trip with ReStory US!

We would like to invite you to a live information session with Yvonne Therese Holden, Director of U.S. Programming, about the ReStory US experience.

During this info session Yvonne will share more about the experience itself (where you will go, what you can expect, who you will meet), what makes this journey different from other experiences in the U.S. South, and why we believe it has the power to transform our divides into the very possibility of healing.

ReImagine I/P Learning Corps

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 1 PM EDT

About the Event.

Join us for a special workshop “Find your Story, Find your Power to Wage Peace” with guests Saadia Qureshi and Diana Oestreich.

Out of the tragedy of 9/11 and the Iraq war, Peacemakers Saadia Quershi and former Combat Medic Diana Oestreich discovered their own stories: to wage peace. In this interactive workshop they’ll help us uncover our own narratives and discover how our personal stories are uniquely made to wage peace in the middle of conflicts, not in spite of them.

Vigil to End the War and Free the Hostages

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 | 4:30 PM EDT
Israeli Embassy, Washington, DC

About the Event.

In solidarity with the Israeli-Palestinian peace movement, Jewish, Israeli, Palestinian, and concerned members of the DC metro area unite to mourn the losses of Palestinians and Israelis and reimagine a future of safety, freedom, and dignity for all. We invite you to join us.

The Parents Circle

About the Event.

Join us in this space that brings people together for the challenge of this current moment. Come and hear from two people who have been intimately impacted by the ongoing conflict and relentless violence in Israel and Palestine, but have chosen nonviolence, reconciliation and peace building as a response to their grief and a defiance in the face of injustice.

In a time of increasing heartbreak and division, we know the only path towards peace and justice is one that takes seriously the mutual flourishing of Israelis and Palestinians. Robi, a Jewish-Israeli mother originally from South Africa, whose son, David, was killed by a Palestinian sniper is a spokesperson for Parent’s Circle Family Forum. She has won various international peace awards and has spoken in front of Congress, the UN, and countless other audiences. Mohammad, lives in Jenin, in the Occupied West Bank, and has been a member of the PCFF since 2016. He has chosen the path of peace in the face of losing his brother and other friends and neighbors to Israeli soldiers. He is a member of the Parents Circle’s Young Ambassadors for Peace Program.

We seek to hear their stories, share in a moment of silence, and engage with them through our questions.

Will you join us as an action towards becoming peacemakers?

Israel/Palestine Learning Corps | Palestinian Citizens of Israel

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 | 1 PM EDT
Join Via Zoom

About the Event.

Join the Telos Learning Corps on Wednesday, January 24th at 1 pm ET for a conversation with special guest Telos Program Coordinator Layan Deeb. We will be discussing how current events in Israel/Palestine affect Palestinian Citizens of Israel, and why understanding the role they play internally and internationally is critical to peacemaking.

The Wall Between: A Conversation with Authors Raja G. Khouri and Jeffrey J. Wilkinson

Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 5:30 PM EDT

About the Event.

Join us for an online discussion with authors Jeff and Raja.

About the Book

The Wall Between is a book about the wall that exists between Jewish and Palestinian communities in the Diaspora. Distrust, enmity, and hate are common currencies. They manifest at university campuses, schools and school boards, at political events, on social media, and in academic circles. For Jews, Israel must exist; for Palestinians, the historic injustice being committed since 1948 must be reversed. Neither wants to know why the Other cannot budge on these issues. The wall is up.

These responses emanate, primarily, from the two “metanarratives” of Jews and Palestinians: the Holocaust and the Nakba. Virtually every response to the struggle, from a member of either community, can be traced back to issues of identity, trauma, and victimhood as they relate to their respective metanarrative. This book examines the role that propaganda and disinformation play in cementing trauma-induced fears for the purpose of making the task of humanizing and acknowledging the Other not just difficult, but almost inconceivable. The authors utilize recent cognitive research on the psychological and social barriers that keep Jews and Palestinians in their camps, walled off from each other. They present a clear way through, one that is justice-centered, rather than trauma-and propaganda-driven.

The authors have lived these principles and traveled this journey, away from their tribal traumas, through embracing the principles of justice. They insist that commitment to the Other means grappling with seemingly incompatible narratives until shared values are decided and acted upon. This book is a call to justice that challenges the status quo of Zionism while at the same time dealing directly with the complex histories that have created the situation today. The book is both realistic and hopeful—a guide for anyone who is open to new possibilities within the Israel-Palestine discourse in the West.

Humans Behind the Headlines: Nov. 14, 2023

Nov. 14, 2023 | 1 PM EDT

About the Event.

Join us for a conversation with a trusted partner from the region, as we seek to better understand what’s happening on the ground and what we as Americans can do about it.

We will joined by a local peacemaker from the region, who will share about realities on the ground right now across the region.

Peacemaking 101: a Webinar Conversation on Peacemaking and Israel/Palestine

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 | 7 PM EDT

About the Event.

Three weeks after the events of October 7, 2023, knowing how to respond in this moment of grief and violence can be overwhelming. What keeps us grounded in moments of crisis?

Our framework for our work, centering the possibility of flourishing for Israelis and Palestinians in equal measure: The Principles and Practices of Peacemaking. In the face of conflict and inequality, peacemaking unleashes our power to confront injustice with an eye towards healing and repair. We know that a robust framework of peacemaking can give us the tools to effectively engage this moment of crisis in Israel-Gaza, and future moments, for lasting peace and true justice.

This training offers insight on how to apply the Principles and Practices of Peacemaking to this moment. It provides a better understanding of what an effective peacemaking posture looks like, as well as some practical tools to use right away as you engage in your communities.

Becoming Peacemakers

About the Event.

This was an in-person event at The District Church Ministry Center, where we focused on the principles of peacemaking, heard testimonies of those who are living examples of being peacemakers in the Israeli/Palestinian context and prayed for peace to come now in Israel/Palestine. We wanted to come together, united in our desire for peace and justice, as we learned, listened and prayed.

The Check-In: Leaning in as Peacemakers

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | 1 PM EDT

About the Event.

Join us for a live conversation with the Telos team, where we’ll unpack what’s currently happening in Israel/Palestine, how we got here, and how we can be a part of the transformation of conflict for all of our friends in the region. You’ll be able to join live and ask your questions, and listen to/share the conversation as a podcast right after.