This message was sent to the Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation today on behalf of the bereaved Israeli and Palestinian members of the Parents Circle: To the Congregation of Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha, On behalf of the Parents Circle – Families Forum, we offer our deepest condolences for the horrific loss … Continue reading To the Congregation of Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha
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
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
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?”
We did it! We reached our campaign goal of $30,000 to support Dialogue Meetings between Israelis and Palestinians. Thank you to all those who supported the campaign. If you didn’t get a chance, it’s not too late! We’ve stretched our goal in the hopes to raise $36,000 for a total of 45 Dialogue Meetings. If … Continue reading We did it!
You’re invited to hear inspirational stories from two bereaved Israelis and Palestinians Live Dialogue Meeting with Q&A session Tuesday, August 14th, at 2:00pm EST Register here Moira lost her husband. Ben lost his daughter. Still, they choose peace. Join us as Ben and Moira share their stories of bereavement, hope, and their experiences as Israeli and Palestinian Dialogue … Continue reading Register Now: Online Dialogue Meeting featuring Ben and Moira
Today we launch our annual crowdfunding campaign to raise $30,000 for our Dialogue Meetings project, and we need your help! Through the Dialogue Meetings project, our bereaved members create peaceful dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians so that they may have a chance to understand and humanize the other side. For every $800 raised, we can support 1 Dialogue Meeting for … Continue reading Dialogue Meetings for Israelis and Palestinians make a difference – we need your help!
“My name is Rama Abu Sara from Beit Umar. I am 19 years old and I am studying Business Management in Al Najah University in Nablus. I participated in a number of Parents Circle activities, mostly in the Summer Program for 3-4 years and Dialogue Meetings, but I was never fully convinced about peace with the other side, because … Continue reading Meet 2 Young Women Who Participated in our Young Ambassadors for Peace Program
This past May, the American Friends of the Parents Circle took a group of 10 board members and supporters on its first Study Tour of Israel and Palestine. The group went with the intentions of listening, learning and leadership. Upon our return from the Tour to Israel and Palestine, we would like to share our … Continue reading Study Tour of Israel and Palestine
Dear Friends, I am writing to you on my flight home from Israel and Palestine, thinking about my brief visit to the Gaza envelope this past week on the Parents Circle’s Narrative Study Tour. On Monday, while the Trump administration opened the new embassy in Jerusalem and Naqba Day neared, our board members and supporters … Continue reading End the Violence