Last night, the Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle held the largest joint Israeli and Palestinian peace event in history. Over 200,000 people joined from all over the world to show that war is not inevitable and that the pain is the same on both sides.
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.
My name is Mohammad Albaw. My brother, Firas, was killed in 2002 by an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint. Today, despite the pain of losing my dear brother and friend, I am a member of the Parents Circle – Families Forum. Last week we held our first Dialogue Meeting by Zoom. I facilitated the meeting … Continue reading Breaking Barriers Online
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
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
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
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
Dear friends, I hope you and your family are safe and healthy. Yesterday, we met with our Israeli and Palestinian staff via Zoom. All of our staff members and their families are safe and healthy. Both the Israeli and Palestinian offices have been closed, and remain closed until further notice. We were so glad to … Continue reading Israeli and Palestinian team “meet” amidst COVID-19
We knew the upcoming novel, Apeirogon, based on the stories of bereaved members, Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin, would be a big moment for the Parents Circle, but we didn’t realize it would be THIS big. Just this week, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners acquired the rights to Apeirogon, written by National Book Award winner Colum McCann. Oprah Magazine called Apeirogon, a “profound prayer for … Continue reading Steven Spielberg and Oprah are talking about us…
Have you ever heard the word Apeirogon? It means an “infinite” and “boundless” shape. And it is the title of a new novel by National Book Award winner and bestselling author, Colum McCann. But this is more than an acclaimed novel. It is the story of our very own heroes, bereaved members and PCFF co-Directors, Rami Elhanan and … Continue reading Apeirogon Book Tour