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Event Details

Join us for a conversation about Palestine, between Spiritual Advisor and Elder Albert Dumont and Moriel Rothman-Zecher, an American-Israeli writer, poet, and novelist. Born in Jerusalem, Moriel graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Arabic and political science.

Moriel is the author of the beautiful book, “Sadness is a White Bird“. The lives of the characters in this book are framed by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jonathan, a young Jewish Israeli, is excitedly preparing to enlist in the Israeli army, but when he meets and befriends Palestinian siblings Nimreen and Laith, the clarity he once felt about his future choices begins to crumble. Political context and history weigh heavily on all three characters as they seek to form relationships across “opposite” sides of the same conflict.

After the formal conversation, we will open up the meeting for a Sharing Circle where all participants are invited to ask questions or share what is on their heart.

With this Harmony Circle, we want to create a safe space for people, especially youth, to:
* learn more about the current genocide happening in Palestine
* express their pain at the injustice of the situation
* feel that they have a voice and are not being silenced
* dive deep into the practice of unlearning and learning
* create harmony within our communities

We will end the Harmony Circle with concrete social justice actions we can take to help Palestine. This is an invitation to do something in a time of great suffering, devastation and emotional turmoil.

To register for this free, online event, please fill out this Google form:

The event will take place over Zoom. A link will be sent to you the day of the event.

Session Standards:
* This event is for people who are curious, open to learning and unlearning and believe in social justice
* There will be zero-tolerance for violent, abusive, or racist comments
* Everyone in attendance agrees that first and foremost, we stand to defend a human being’s right to live in a peaceful and secure space

Get more info on our Facebook event page.