Please check out the following:
WE REFUSE TO BE ENEMIES
A conversation with Daoud Nassar, Palestinian Christian farmer and Director of Tent of Nations.
Located on the Nassar family’s 100-acre farm and orchard outside of Bethlehem in the West Bank, the Tent of Nations has become an international peace center attracting thousands of visitors annually. International visitors, including many Israelis, join together to plant trees, harvest olives and fruit, teach at the Women’s Education Center, lead activities in Summer Children’s Camps, and work together in pursuit of a just peace through non-violent action. Daoud will be sharing his story in Phoenix and Tucson, AZ on the dates, times and places shown below.
Please join us:
Saturday, March 10, 5:30 PM
Location: Central Christian Church; The New Life Center; 933 N. Lindsay Road, Mesa, AZ
Dinner at 5:30 PM – RSVP to http://www.centralaz.com/tentofnations
Presentation begins at 6:30 PM
Hosted by: Central Christian
Sunday, March 11, 10:30 AM
Location: Mountain View Presbyterian; 8050 E. Mountain View Road, Scottsdale, AZ
Hosted by: Mountain View Presbyterian
Tuesday, March 13, 8–9:30 AM
Location: Church of the Palms United Church of Christ; 14808 N. Boswell Boulevard, Sun City, AZ
(Breakfast in King Hall at 8 AM – RSVP to RSVP to Beth Moore, email@example.com
Hosted by: Church of the PalmsPresentation at 8:30 AM)
Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 PM
Location: Pinnacle Presbyterian; 25150 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ
Hosted by: Pinnacle Presbyterian
Thursday, March 15, 6:00 PM
Location: YWCA of Tucson – The Conference Room; 525 N. Bonita Avenue, Tucson, AZ
Hosted by: YWCA of Tucson; Jewish Voice for Peace Tucson; Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance
Friday, March 16, 8:00 PM
Location: Islamic Community Center of Phoenix; 2515 W. Orangewood, Phoenix, AZ
Hosted by: Islamic Community Center of Phoenix; Please RSVP at: www.facebook.com/ICCPAZ
For further information, contact:
Friends of Tent of Nations North America (FOTONNA) Tour Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to remind you, once again, of the incredible honor bestowed upon the Nassar Family/Tent of Nations by the World Methodist Council (representing over 80.5 million Methodists around the world). The Nassar Family was one of two recipients of their 2017 World Methodist Peace Award. Here are just a few names of past recipients with whom you may be familiar: Jimmy Carter, Nelson Mandela, Anwar Sadat, Father Elias Chacour, Stanley Mogoba and Kofi K. Annan. To see a complete listing, visit their website at: worldmethodistcouncil.org and visit their “What We Do” page. Daoud has been invited to go to Seoul, South Korea in mid-July to receive this award. As usual, he is greatly humbled by this recognition and affirmation of his and the Nassar family’s efforts to grow peace from the ground up. We must continue to support these efforts, too.
We are also adding this one to our website. It captures the spirit of the people as they continue to celebrate their heritage and their resistance to the occupation through non-violent means. This one, in particular, tells the story of the Nassar family’s persistence through, over and around obstacles. Not only do they “refuse to be enemies” – they also refuse to give up and go away!
Manhattan College, NY – February 19-27, 2018
4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx, NY 10471
February 19 – Opening Reception – 5:30-7 PM – Kelly 5A
February 20 – Faculty Panel – 5:30 PM – Kelly 5B
February 26 – Artist Talk with Elias Halabi – 5:30 PM – Kelly Commons 4A
February 27 – Across the Divide film screening – 5:00 PM – Kelly 5B
Here are just four of the documentaries they are showing:
Jews Step Forward
If you are interested in re-producing this kind of program (even in a shorter version), you can visit their Contact Us page, and they will get back in touch with you. There is an information kit you can receive that takes you through the process step by step, and you can make use of their video lending library so you don’t have to order those yourself.
We hope that 2018 will be a break-through year for peace everywhere. Why not dream big????!!! It is entirely up to us, every individual, to take on the responsibility of making this dream come true. Remember: You are not alone with this wish for common sense and compassion to prevail and overcome the fear and the hatred that comes out of that fear. We need to raise our voices, let them be heard in every corner and nook and cranny there is, and refuse to let the other voices drown us out. One voice can ring out; many voices can create a cacophony. Let’s “cacophonize” together!!!!
FOTONNA Steering Committee