PCFF Members to speak at locations in OH, IN and more

We are excited to announce that 3 of the Parents Circle’s members– Rami Elhanan (the new Israeli General Director of the Parents Circle), and George and Najwa Sa’adeh– will be speaking at churches, synagogues, and elsewhere in the Midwest in October and November 2016.

Plymouth Congregational Church UCC (Fort Wayne, IN)

“Israeli and Palestinian Parents Grieve, Work Together for Justice and Peace” October 25, 6:30 pm at Plymouth Congregational Church of Fort Wayne. Organized by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace.

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First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh (Tecumseh, MI)

Their first speaking event is to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh in Tecumseh, MI. The event, “Israeli and Palestinian Parents Grieve and Work Together for Justice,” will be on Wednesday, October 26.

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Bluffton University (Bluffton, OH)

The 3 will be speaking at Bluffton University in Bluffton, OH on Thursday, October 27.
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Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Elkhart, IN)

On Friday, October 28, they will be speaking at a public event in Elkhart, IN at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.parents-circle-ambs

More information about this event can be found at the AMBS webpage.

Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism (Highland Park, IL)

They will be speaking at Lakeside Congregation on Wednesday, November 2.

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Our Lady of the Brook (Northbrook, IL)

Rami, George, and Najwa are to speak at Our Lady of the Brook Catholic Parish on Thursday, November 3.

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The three are to speak at other locations in the Midwest in October and November. Make sure to check here and our twitter to stay up-to-date.

Read Rami Elhanan’s story

News article about the Sa’adeh’s

 

We made our goal!

We made our goal! The Parents Circle’s Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign, If They Can Choose Peace…Anyone Can, is at 102%! Thanks to your generosity, we raised $15,276 to support our outreach team and to help bereaved Israelis and Palestinians become peace advocates within their communities.

The funds you helped us raise will be used to support our outreach team to meet with those who have lost a loved one to the conflict, and will provide the opportunity for new members to cross-borders and meet with “the other side,” which helps to undermine stereotypes, discover the humanity of the “enemy,” and foster a deep empathy.

Source of Hope Foundation pledged a $10,000 matching gift if we made our goal. That means you helped us raise $25,276 for the cause of reconciliation!

Thank you again for your generous contributions, and for sharing this important campaign!


Parents Circle Welcomed by US Congress

As part of their 2016 Fall US Tour, the Parents Circle’s Israeli and Palestinian spokespersons, Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin, met with Congressional leaders In Washington, D.C..

During this visit, which coincided with Peace Day activities, Damelin and Aramin spoke about our Taking Steps In The Path For Peace project, our new socialbusiness featuring shoes and patches embroidered by the Parents Circle’s Women’s Group. Our speakers were supported by Reps. DeGette, Kildee, Takano, Schakowsky, Matsui, Guttierez, Capps, Lee, Murphy, Brooks, Loebsack, Elmers, Shimkus, Barton, Upton, Clarke.

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