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URGENT: USAID funding cuts threaten our programs

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

Enough! Halas!

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!

Why Tony Shalhoub Supports the Parents Circle

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

Parents Circle webinar: Engaging Bereaved Israeli and Palestinian Women for Change

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

On Peace Day Remember the Human Side of the Conflict

This International Peace Day, we want to celebrate the many Israelis and Palestinians who have come together through our Parallel Narrative Experience (PNE). This project has brought together more than 1,000 Israelis and Palestinians, thanks in large part to funding from USAID, but recent aid cuts have put the future of our work at risk. Help us continue bringing Israelis … Continue reading On Peace Day Remember the Human Side of the Conflict

The Human Cost Of USAID Funding Cuts

For nearly 10 years, the Parents Circle has partnered with USAID to engage thousands of Israelis and Palestinians in the Parallel Narrative Experience — a several-month long module made up of unilateral and joint workshops and dialogue activities to recognize, learn about, and acknowledge the personal, national and historical narratives of the “other” and to support both … Continue reading The Human Cost Of USAID Funding Cuts

“How will the Israelis receive my story of loss?”

Bereaved Palestinian mother, Lila Al-Sheikh facilitated her first Dialogue Meeting to an Israeli audience: “Last week I facilitated my first Dialogue Meeting for an Israeli audience. I couldn’t sleep the night before because it was on my mind so much.  How will my story be received by the Israelis? How will they react to this … Continue reading “How will the Israelis receive my story of loss?”