A two-day workshop organized by the NEYM Working Group on Israel-Palestine (With reference to NEYM’s minute on Palestine-Israel passed last summer)
Building a Just Peace in Palestine-Israel
Tuesday, 3:30-5, Leavenworth
John Reuwer and Laurie Gagne (Burlington, VT, MM); Working Group on Israel-Palestine
John and Laurie will have just returned from a month in the West Bank where they deployed with Meta Peace Teams to advance MPT’s vision of seeking “a just world grounded in nonviolence and respect for the sacred interconnectedness of all life.” Their mission is “to pursue peace through active nonviolence” amidst the conflict in occupied Palestine, as part of a growing field of work known as Unarmed Civilian Protection, or Third Party Nonviolent Intervention. (Jeffords 213)
They will report on:
- Current conditions of living for Palestinians and interactions with Israeli soldiers.
- Prospects for improvements in the social and political situation from the local perspective, including that of Ramallah Friends.
- How UCP and TPNI work in theory and in real life, and the potential it may hold for reducing militarism in human affairs.
Moving our Meetings to Take Action on Israel-Palestine
Wednesday, 3:30-5, Leavenworth
Minga Claggett-Borne and Jonathan Vogel-Borne (Cambridge, MA, MM); Working Group on Israel-Palestine
How do we talk to one another about the issue? How do we engage our meetings? Given the urgency of the situation, particularly for the people of Gaza, what do we need in order to take faithful and effective action? What do those actions look like? (Jeffords 213)
A REPORT AT BUSINESS MEETING
Monday, 7-9 pm, probably near the end of the evening
A proposed Minute of Concern for Palestinians in Gaza from Burlington (VT) Monthly Meeting and a report about our two presentations at Living Faith in April, 2018, about anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, and privilege; and Quakers and Antisemitism.
PRESENTATION BY LAURIE GAGNE AND JOHN REUWER ABOUT THEIR RECENT TRIP TO PALESTINE-ISRAEL
Tuesday, side room in dining hall, exact place and time to be determined
Please scroll up to their workshop info for more details.
PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY SKIP SCHIEL
Fine Arts Center lobby
Photographs of children at the Qattan Center for the Child in Gaza
LAWN DISPLAYS ABOUT GAZA
(To be announced)
INFORMAL LUNCH MEETINGS
(to be announced)
To register for New England Yearly Meeting Sessions, August 4-9, 2018, Castleton VT
Contact Skip Schiel for latest info.