Thursday, October 8, 2009

Iowa Sabeel Conference: A Free Palestine and a Secure Israel

This is a late notice of an important event, the Sabeel Conference in Cedar Falls, Iowa: A Free Palestine and a Secure Israel: From Occupation to Liberation and Reconciliation

October 9-10, 2009
Schindler Education Center
University of Northern Iowa Campus
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Registration includes all presentations, workshops & Saturday box lunch; does not include Friday Middle Eastern banquet. Price: $90.00. Saturday program includes box lunch.

Friday Night Banquet is a Middle Eastern meal, served on campus (a limit of 250 reservations will be accepted) $25.

Contact with special dietary needs, special requests or requirements needed (mobility, hearing, etc.).

The presenters:

Naim Ateek
Palestinian Anglican Canon, the founder/director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem []. The author of A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation.

Fahed Abu-Akel
Former moderator of the Presbyterian Church USA. Helped to found the PCUSA Middle Eastern Caucus. Founder of Atlanta Ministry with International Students Inc.

Luai Amro
President of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, a growing and diverse community for over 40 years.

Anna Baltzer
Volunteer with the International Women’s Peace Service and is the author of the Witness in Palestine. Committed to sharing eyewitness experiences from the West Bank:

Phyllis Bennis
A Fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies, analyst and activist on Middle East and UN issues. Phyllis is the author of numerous books focused on Middle East issues, including Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer.

Jeff Halper
Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions in Jerusalem, dedicated to rebuilding Palestinian homes and resisting the occupation in all of its forms. Author of An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel.

Jonathan Kuttab
A member of the bar in Israel, Palestine and New York, Kuttab is an expert in international law. Jonathan co-founded the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence and the Mandela Institute for Political Prisoners.

Don Wagner
Professor and Director of North Park University’s Center for Middle East Studies, seeking to foster awareness, understanding and reconciliation among peoples of the Abrahamic tradition. Author of Anxious for Armageddon: A Call to Partnership for Middle Eastern and Western Christians.

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