Our Tears Are the Same: Webinar with Layla Alsheikh and Robi Damelin

Please join us for our upcoming webinar: Monday, June 1st at 12:30 PM EDT Register here Layla is Palestinian. Robi is Israeli. They are both mothers. Both have lost a child to the conflict in Israel and Palestine, but both have made the unique choice to seek peace and reconciliation, rather than revenge and hatred. … Continue reading Our Tears Are the Same: Webinar with Layla Alsheikh and Robi Damelin

The Forward: Israelis and Palestinians mourn our losses together on Yom Hazikaron

by Shiri Ourian Executive DirectorAmerican Friends of the Parents Circle Fighting dangerous pathogens that rip through societies is not new to joint Israeli-Palestinian organizations like the Parents Circle-Families Forum and Combatants for Peace. Fear, hatred, and dehumanization, like viruses, are invisible. They are often asymptomatic in many and lead to senseless fatalities in others. COVID-19 and fear, … Continue reading The Forward: Israelis and Palestinians mourn our losses together on Yom Hazikaron

Join bereaved members in their living rooms

On Monday, April 27 at 1:30 EST, we will co-host the largest peace event ever organized between Israelis and Palestinians: The Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony. Following the Ceremony, we are going to offer something that has never been done before – invite you to gatherings hosted by bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families in their homes.

The 2020 Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

Recording now available The 15th Annual Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony https://youtu.be/4W7BXILC1S0 Monday, April 27th On this day, Israelis and Palestinians grieve together for the losses that all families have suffered. By acknowledging the pain of those living on the other side, we resolve to choose a new path of peace, justice, security, and dignity for … Continue reading The 2020 Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

Apeirogon Webinar Part 2: Discussion with Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin

Friday, April 17th at 12:30 PM EST A discussion with Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin, bereaved Israeli and Palestinian fathers, Parents Circle Co-Directors, and the heroes of Colum McCann’s latest novel, Apeirogon. Colum joined us for Q&A. This is part two of our 2-part webinar series on Apeirogon. View the recording for the first part, … Continue reading Apeirogon Webinar Part 2: Discussion with Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin

Thoughts on COVID-19 and peacebuilding

by Robi Damelin Bereaved Israeli mother Parents Circle – Families Forum  Dear friends, Sitting here after three weeks of lockdown,  I have had a chance to ruminate and feel so grateful for your support and friendship.  Without you, the struggle we have at the Parents Circle – Families Forum towards reconciliation and non-violence would not have been possible. … Continue reading Thoughts on COVID-19 and peacebuilding

Webinar: Apeirogon Book Discussion with Colum McCann

Monday, April 6 at 12:30 PM EST A discussion with award-winning author, Colum McCann, about his latest, best-selling novel: Apeirogon. The novel shares the story of our very own heroes, bereaved fathers and Parents Circle Co-Directors, Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin who joined us for questions and answers. This is a two-part series.  The next … Continue reading Webinar: Apeirogon Book Discussion with Colum McCann