Michelle L. Gawerc Michelle I. Gawerc Associate professor of sociology and interim director of the Office of Peace and Justice Loyola University Maryland December 27, 2018 —Neta Hazan These words by Neta Hazan marked the beginning of the 2017 Israeli–Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony. For the last twelve years, on the eve of Israel’s Memorial Day, … Continue reading Promoting Peace While Memorializing the Fallen
As 2018 comes to a close, we want to share with you a few of the action items that we are committed to achieving next year for peace and reconciliation: 1) We will not allow US government cuts to cross-border Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding activities stop our programs. “I am committed to upholding the necessary financial and … Continue reading What are you committed to in 2019?
2018 presented many challenges to our work, but we still have much to celebrate and to be thankful for. Here are 8 victories you helped us accomplish for peace and reconciliation this past year: 352 Dialogue Meetings for 7,400 Israelis, Palestinians, and internationals in Israel and Palestine Facilitator training for Israeli and Palestinian female members, with … Continue reading 8 Highlights for 2018
Our names are Robi Damelin and Bushra Awad. We are two unlikely friends. We are both bereaved mothers – Israeli and Palestinian. We both lost our sons to the conflict. We both paid the highest price. We are both committed to peace and preventing others from paying this dreadful price and sparing others from this … Continue reading Your Gift Matters to Us
An urgent message from Shiri Ourian, Executive Director, American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum I am devastated by the news that the Trump Administration has cut USAID funding for any cross-border Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding activities. While the saddening news of this punitive measure was announced previously, I was hopeful that our programs would be able to … Continue reading URGENT: USAID funding cuts threaten our programs
Amidst the violence of the past few days, and the violence that is sure to follow in the days to come, on Friday the Parents Circle gathered its bereaved members, several hundred of its program’s alumni, partner organizations and the general public in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to scream – Enough! We screamed enough … Continue reading Enough! Halas!
When I went on break from The Band’s Visit to return to filming the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, I made a donation to the Parents Circle in honor of my incredible castmates. I wanted them to know more about the powerful work that the Parents Circle is doing to foster dialogue and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. That work is … Continue reading Why Tony Shalhoub Supports the Parents Circle
“December is the time for candles, spiritual light and a sense of miracle. For some it is the belief that they bring the light of Jesus, even in the darkest of times. For others the miracle of the pure oil sufficient for one day which last for eight. With your permission, I would like to … Continue reading A Holiday Message from a Bereaved Mother
We wish all of our friends celebrating Hanukkah, a holiday full of light and joy. On this 4th day of the festival, we want to share with you 4 recent and upcoming achievements you have helped us accomplish: #1: On Friday, Dec 14th, the Parents Circle’s alumni conference will be held on the subject of human rights. … Continue reading 4 Peace Day Accomplishments for the 4th Day of Hanukkah
Tuesday, November 27th at 12:00 PM EDT RSVP HERE Ikhlas lost her father and Miri lost her brother, both to the ongoing Israeli and Palestinian conflict. Yet, both seek peace. Join us as these incredible women share their stories of bereavement, hope, and their experiences as members of the Parents Circle’s Israeli and Palestinian Women’s … Continue reading Parents Circle webinar: Engaging Bereaved Israeli and Palestinian Women for Change