Mark Braverman, author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land and A Wall in Jerusalem: Hope, Healing and the Struggle for Peace in Israel and Palestine, will be speaking in Madison. Mark is an American Jew with deep family roots in the Holy Land. He is on the advisory board of Friends of Sabeel, co-founder of Friends of Tent of Nations (a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Palestinian land rights), and Program Director for Kairos USA (a movement to unify and mobilize American Christians to respond to the suffering and hopes of Palestinian Christians as articulated in the Kairos Palestine declaration).
Monday, May 5, 7:00 pm – Talk at the Pyle Center, UW campus [Map]
Tuesday, May 6, 8:30-10:00 am – Breakfast with pastors and lay leaders, Christ Presbyterian Church [Map]
Tuesday, May 6, 2:00 pm – Talk at Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Hall, Edgewood College [Map]
Sponsored by local Bright Stars of Bethlehem, the Southwest Association of the United Church of Christ Bethlehem Partnership, Memorial United Church of Christ, Christ Presbyterian Church, Midvale Lutheran Church, the Havens Center, Edgewood College, Pilgrims of Ibillin, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, and Students for Justice in Palestine – UW-Madison.
For more information contact Bonnie Van Overbeke at bonnievano (at) aol.com
Predolin Humanities Center
3:00 pm [Directions]
Rev. Mitri Raheb, pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem and director of the Diyar Consortium, will be speaking in Madison as part of a tour for his new book Faith in the Face of Empire: the Bible Through Palestinian Eyes.
Since 1992 Rev. Raheb has founded and led a number of projects and institutions serving the social needs of Palestinians living in the Bethlehem area, focusing specifically on women, children, youth, and the elderly.
Sponsored by local Bright Stars of Bethlehem, the Southwest Association of the United Church of Christ Bethlehem Partnership, Memorial United Church of Christ, Christ Presbyterian Church, Midvale Lutheran Church, Pilgrims of Ibillin, and Edgewood College.
For more information contact Bonnie Van Overbeke at bonnievano (at) aol.com.
The Oscar-nominated Palestinian film Omar is showing at the Sundance Cinemas 608 in Hilldale Mall.
The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation says: “Omar opened in more than 40 US cities this past Friday. If it is playing in your city, please ask your supporters to watch it this week to help keep it in theaters longer and make it a box office success. The film has an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Learn more about the film from this New York Times piece and like it on Facebook!”
Madison-Rafah Sister City Project invites you to
The 2014 Rachel Corrie
Commemorative Benefit Dinner
Sunday, March 16 5:30 pm
The Nile Restaurant
6119 Odana Rd, Madison [Map]
March 16, 2014 will mark the eleventh anniversary of the killing of Rachel Corrie in Gaza. MRSCP will mark this occasion with our annual dinner benefit. For the first time, funds raised by the dinner will go toward sustaining MRSCP itself as we prepare to launch additional projects.