Past Tours

History of Daoud Nassar Tours

(November 2007 through November 2016)

– as of 7/14/16  –

FOTONNA sponsors two tours a year (Spring Tour and Fall Tour) in the U.S. for the purpose of educating people about the reality on the ground. Daoud tells his family story and engages people in dialogue about his personal journey, his hopes for the future, and the dream he has of establishing a Peace Center at TON. The following is a list of places where he has made presentations. You can always find his upcoming tour information on the Upcoming Tour Information page of this website. You can also find a short video of one of his presentations on our TON Videos page.

If you are interested in having Daoud make a presentation in your area, are willing to find at least three-four venues for him in the same general location and help coordinate his visit there, and are willing to provide financial support for transportation and housing for him and one of our Steering Committee members, please contact our Director of Tour Planning, Beth Moore, through our Contact page. We will be happy to work with you!

November 2007:

(DC Metro area)

  • Cabin John Gardens Community Center
  • Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club hosted by John Van Wagoner
  • Visit with Canon John Peterson at the Cathedral
  • Meeting Todd Deatherage at the State Department
  • Ravensworth Baptist Church

June 2008:

(DC Metro area)

  • Private home dinner party held by John and Ann Loikow in Washington, DC
  • Worship service at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Arlington, VA
  • Presentation at First Presbyterian Church of Annandale, VA
  • Meeting with Lutheran leaders – Phil Anderson
  • Todd Deatherage (closed dinner)
  • Glen Echo, MD Town Hall presentation
  • Hill Visits: Sen. Jim Webb – Jai Thai, Staffer; Rep. Jim Moran – Frank Shaforth, Staffer; Rep. Dennis Kucinich – Diala Jadallah, Staffer; Rep. Van Hollen – Ken Cummings, Staffer

(Ohio)

  • Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph, Cleveland, OH
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Massillon, OH
  • Cleveland Heights Public Library, Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Private Home presentation (IFPB delegates)
  • Trinity United Church of Christ, Wooster, OH
  • Wooster Area Interfaith Partnership, Wooster, OH
  • Ashland Center for Nonviolence, Ashland, OH
  • Umbrella group: Cleveland Catholic Charities, Cleveland, OH
  • Assumption Parrish, Broadview Heights, OH

October/November 2008:

(DC Metro area)

  • Busboys and Poets, Shirlington, VA
  • Neighborhood Dinner at Mark and Susan Braverman’s house
  • Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, Bethesda, MD
  • Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD

(California)

  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Livermore, CA
  • Private Home Events – Luncheon and Dessert – Gus and Margaret Nystrom
  • Yasmeen Peer (IFPB support) – Pot Luck Dinner, San Francisco, CA
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA

April/May 2009:

(Illinois)

  • Lombard Mennonite Church, Lombard, IL
  • First Presbyterian Church, Wheaton, IL
  • WJGG 1530 – Palestinian Radio Interview
  • Wheaton College Students – Dinner at home of Sharon and Norm Ewert, Wheaton, IL
  • Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church of Palatine, Palatine, IL
  • Catholic Radio Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL
  • Wesley UMC, Naperville, IL
  • United Church of Rogers Park, Chicago, IL
  • House Party – Pauline Coffmann, Oak Park, IL
  • Chicago Public Radio Interview – Jerome McDonnell, Worldview
  • Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) and McCormick Theological School (MTS) at the Language Resource and Writing Center, Chicago, IL
  • House Party – Paula Roderick, Chicago, IL

(DC Metro area)

  • Barbara Wien’s class at Catholic University, Washington, DC
  • Dessert at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Arlington, VA (as a thank-you for supporters)
  • Dinner – Philadelphia, PA – Presentation at Synagogue, Philadelphia, PA
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Arlington, VA – Adult Education Class
  • House Party (Pot Luck) – Jean Athey – Brookeville, MD
  • House Party – Carol Bishop – Baltimore, MD
  • Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, Bethesda, MD
  • Potter’s House, Washington, DCHill Visits: Sen. Feinstein’s Leg. Asst., Rich Harper; Sen. Kerry’s Leg. Asst., Dan Benaim

October/November 2009:

(Iowa)

  • Fallon Radio Interview, Des Moines, IA
  • Simpson College – Theology Class – Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa Public Radio Interview – “Morning Edition” (national)
  • Public Forum at Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • Cedar Rapids Gazette Interview
  • University of Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility students
  • West Branch Friends Meeting – Simple Supper
  • Public Forum at Iowa City Library
  • Scattergood Friends School (all students)
  • Scattergood Friends School (history class)
  • Mark’s UMC/Iowa City, IA
  • Peace by Piece Television Interview, Iowa City, IA
  • Meet with the Editorial Page Editor, Linda Fandel, of the Des Moines Register for Interview
  • Ecumenical Lunch and Discussion with Christian Clergy, Des Moines, IA
  • Central College Supper with Faculty, Des Moines, IA
  • Central College Public Forum Presentation, Des Moines, IA

(Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts)

  • Tree of Life Conference, Old Lyme, CT
  • Private Home presentations – Cape Cod, MA
  • Palestinian Cultural Center, Boston, MA
  • Hartford, CT

(Pennsylvania)

  • Daoud Nassar part of Sabbath Service, Philadelphia, PA
  • Two-Day Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ecumenical Working Group for Middle East Peace – Half-day Symposium at Villanova – Panel Presentation

(DC Metro area)

  • John the Evangelist Parish, Columbia, MD
  • Potter’s House, Washington, DC

April/May 2010:

(Virginia and DC Metro area)

  • Langley Hill Friends Meeting, McLean, VA
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Little Washington, VA
  • Presbyterian Middle East Concerns Team, Washington, DC
  • Columba’s Church, Washington, DC
  • Franciscan Father Jacek – Holy Name College, Silver Spring, MD
  • Dinner Party – Mary Kay Turner – Arlington, VA
  • Meeting with Ash Jain and Ted Andrews – State Department
  • Lunch at Mama Ayesha’s Calvert Café, Washington, DC
  • House Party – McLean, VA
  • Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Bethesda, MD
  • Tour with Nick Lapham – Sunnyside Farm in Harris Hollow
  • Tour with Cliff Miller – Mt. Vernon Farm in Sperryville
  • Tour with Rachel and Eric Bynum – Waterpenny Farm in Sperryville

(Raleigh, NC)

  • Francis of Assisi Church, The Franciscan Coalition for Peace and Justice – Interfaith Prayer Service, Raleigh, NC
  • Francis of Assisi Church – Presentation to 5th and 6th Graders and 7th and 8th Graders
  • Francis of Assisi Church – Presentation and Q/A

(Williamsburg, VA)

  • Presentation at Wesley Foundation – Williamsburg, VA

(New Jersey)

  • Rutgers University – Voorhees Mall – Tent State Event
  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick Campus – Trinity House, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Princeton Theological Seminary and New Brunswick Presbytery, Brown Bag Lunch – Princeton, NJ

(New York)

  • Pot Luck Dinner – Fiona Boneham, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture – Peace Award given to Daoud Nassar – Brooklyn, NY

(Connecticut/Massachusetts/New Jersey)

  • Patrick/St. Anthony Catholic Church, Hartford, CT
  • Anthony Shrine and Ministry Center, Boston, MA
  • Faculty For Israeli/Palestinian Peace (FFIPP) – Mt. Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
  • Mary’s Parish, Pompton Lakes, NJ

November 2010:

(New York)

  • Presentation at Franciscan Center for Social Concern and Clare College, Olean, NY
  • Lunch with SU faculty, students, etc. and Presentation at Syracuse University
  • Pot Luck Dinner and Presentation at University Methodist Church, Syracuse, NY
  • Public Radio Interview – Taped – Bob Smith at WXXI· Presentation at Immanuel Baptist Church, Rochester, NY (Co-sponsors: Justice Team of Downtown Presbyterian Church; Faith to Faith; Peace in Israel/Palestine)

(Massachusetts)

  • Home of Jan and Bob Winston, Amherst, MA
  • Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
  • Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
  • University of Massachusetts/Amherst, MA
  • Amherst College, Amherst, MA
  • Brandeis University at Waltham/Boston, MA

(Minnesota)

  • University of Minnesota class, Minneapolis, MN
  • Luncheon at Macalaster College, St. Paul, MN
  • IFFPP – University of Minnesota
  • Personal home event – Dent and Mary Underwood, St. Paul, MN

(California)

  • Interfaith Community United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP)- Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Wilshire/Berendo District, CA
  • Islamic Center of Riverside – Shakeel Syed Sermon on Nassar Story – Three-minute talk after prayers
  • Islamic Society of Corona Norco, Corona, CA
  • Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and Middle East Peace Commission, CA Meeting with the Leadership and Public Presentation at the Cathedral – Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA
  • Friends of Bethlehem, San Fernando Valley, CA
  • Public radio program – “Middle East in Focus” – hosted by Don Bustany – KPFK
  • Islamic Society of Orange County, Garden Grove, CA
  • Light Lunch served by Vicki and her sister at Sabeel Orange County and Irvine United Congregational Church, Irvine, CA
  • Dinner with Arabic Students – CMC Arabic Department, Pomona, CA
  • Oldenborg Center for International Relations, Pomona College, Pomona, CA
  • Oldenborg Dining Hall Presentation, Pomona, CA
  • Lunch Event at the Athenaeum at CMC, Pomona, CA
  • Cal State San Bernardino Class, San Bernardino, CA· Trinity Episcopal Church, Santa Barbara, CA

March 2011:

(Maryland/DC)

  • Mission Helper Center, Baltimore, MD
  • AFSC Congressional Breakfast Briefing – DC
  • Potter’s House – DC

(Ohio)

  • Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, OH
  • Kerr House Party, Cleveland, OH
  • River’s Edge        (Virginia/DC)
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Arlington, VA·
  • St. Columba’s Church, Washington, DC
  • State Department Visit – Ted Andrews·
  • Congressman Geoff Davis (KY), Washington, DC
  • House Party – Nadia Itraish, McLean, VA
  • Church of the Reformation, Washington, DC

October/November 2011:

(Connecticut/New York)

  • Cape Cod Conference – Tree of Life, Cape Cod, CT
  • New York Conference
  • Springfield Conference
  • Hartford, CT
  • Cambridge, CT
  • Old Lyme, CT

April/May 2012:

      (New York/Washington/Oregon)

  • Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Stony Point, NY
  • Snohomish Presbyterian Church, Snohomish, WA
  • Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, Mukilteo, WA
  • Snohomish Presbyterian Church, Snohomish, WA (evening)
  • Trinity Lutheran College Chapel, Everett, WA
  • Everett First Presbyterian Church, Everett, WA
  • WWU Radio Interview, Bellingham, WA
  • James Presbyterian Church, Bellingham, WA
  • Fine Center – First Free Methodist and Israel-Palestine at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
  • First Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA
  • Mark Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA
  • First United Methodist Church, Portland, OR
  • Lunch with Bishop at St. Paul Lutheran, Portland, OR
  • Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land, West Linn, OR

(Maryland/DC)

  • Westmoreland UCC, Bethesda, MD
  • Columba’s Peace Fellowship, Washington, DC

October/November 2012

 (Metro DC)

  • State Department visit with Matthew Hickey, Washington, DC
  • World Vision visit with Craig Swandby, Washington, DC

(California)

  • John’s Presbyterian Church of Berkeley/Friends of Sabeel/Bay Area Jewish Voice for Peace/Middle East Children’s Alliance and Berkeley Women in Black, Berkeley, CA
  • Redwood Christian Camp, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Cornerstone Fellowship Chapel, Livermore, CA
  • First Congregational Church, Santa Cruz, CA
  • RCVN, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Stanford University, UCCM, San Francisco, CA
  • University of California, Monterey Bay Campus, Monterey, CA

(Metro DC)

  • Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC

(Massachusetts)

  • Harvard University – Tree of Life

(Indiana/Wisconsin)

  • Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, University of Indianapolis, IN
  • Edgewood College, Madison, WI
  • Bright Stars for Bethlehem, Madison, WI
  • Madison and Edgewood College, Madison WI
  • Taylor University, Upland, IN
  • Middle Eastern Cultural Association at Taylor University, Upland, IN
  • World Opportunity Week Forum, Taylor University, Upland, IN
  • Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, Fort Wayne, IN

(New York/Maryland/Tennessee/Mississippi)

  • Michael’s Church – Tree of Life, NY, NY
  • First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
  • Bryan College Classes, Dayton, TN
  • Biblical Studies Class, Dayton, TN
  • Bryan College Chapel Service, Dayton, TN
  • Emmanuel Baptist Church, Jackson, MS
  • Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
  • Fondren Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS
  • Belhaven State University, Jackson, MS
  • Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS
  • New Horizons Church International, Jackson, MS

May/June/July 2013:

(Metro DC/New York/Maryland)

  • State Department visit with Matthew Hickey, Washington, DC
  • Jim Moran’s office, Washington, DC
  • Riverside Church, NY, NY
  • Church of the Holy Apostles, NY, NY
  • All Soul’s Church, NY, NY
  • Church of the Holy Trinity, NY, NY
  • Trinity Grace Church, NY, NY
  • Cedar Lane UCC, Bethesda, MD

(Ohio/Michigan/Illinois)

  • Corpus Christi/Pax Christi, Toledo, OH
  • Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, OH
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, OH
  • West Shore UUC, Rocky River, OH
  • Rabbi Brant Rosen, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston, IL
  • Hands of Peace, Glenview Community Church, Glenview, IL

(Virginia)

  • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Arlington, VA
  • Grace Presbyterian Church, Springfield, VA
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church, Richmond, VA

October/November 2013

(Ohio/Michigan/Connecticut)

  • Interview with reporter, Fostoria, OH
  • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Cincinnati, OH
  • IPMN Meeting, St. Mary’s Basilica, Detroit, MI
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, West Hartford, CT
  • Unitarian Meeting House, Hartford, CT

(Georgia/Ohio/Virginia/DC)

  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA
  • Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA
  • Koinonia Farm Visit, Americus, GA
  • House Party, Fostoria, OH
  • Tour of Mennel Milling/Crop Farm/Cider Mill, OH
  • Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, OH
  • Sylvania United Church of Christ, Sylvania, OH
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • George Mason University Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, Arlington, VA
  • American University School for International Service, Washington, DC
  • Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fredericksburg, VA

May 2014

(DC)

  • Visits with officials at the Department of State and Senate and House of Representatives
  • Faith Forum

(Washington)

  • Maplewood Presbyterian Church, Edmonds, WA
  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, WA
  • United Church of Ferndale, Ferndale, WA
  • Saint James Presbyterian Church, Bellingham, WA
  • North Puget Sound Presbytery, Everett, WA
  • Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, WA
  • Sammamish Presbyterian Church, Sammamish, WA
  • First Presbyterian Church – The Beloved Community, Seattle,WA

October/November 2014:

(Massachusetts)

  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
  • Federated Church of Orleans

(Wisconsin)

  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse (UWL) Campus
  • North Coon Prairie Lutheran Church
  • Three classes at UWL
  • Peace Lutheran Church
  • English Lutheran Church
  • Viterbo University – La Crosse, WI
  • Viterbo University – Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

(Iowa)

  • Northeast Iowa Justice and Peace Center

(Minnesota)

  • Twin Cities Mideast Peace Now Forum
  • Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer
  • Macalaster-Plymouth United Church
  • ELCA Peace With Justice Committee of the Twin Cities – Central Lutheran Church
  • Christ Presbyterian Edina
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • United Theological Seminary
  • People of Faith Peacemakers – African Development Center
  • Olsen Campus Center Chapel
  • Olsen Campus Center Lecture Room
  • Luther Seminary
  • Unity Unitarian
  • Macalaster Community College – Weyerhauser Chapel
  • St. Thomas University
  • St. Olaf College
  • Northfield Conference
  • Northfield United Methodist Church
  • Mayflower Church – UCC

April/May 2015

(IN/MI)
• Rosedale Bible College, Fort Wayne, IN
• Broad Street United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, IN
• Colloquy Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI
• Christ Memorial Church, Holland, MI
• King Farm, Tipton, MI
• Community Presentation, Fort Wayne, IN
October 2015

(MD/DC/PA/VA)
• Committee for Palestinian Rights, Columbia, MD
• Westmoreland UCC, Bethesda, MD
• Loyola University, Baltimore, MD
• Gonzaga High School, Washington, DC
• TELOS Conference, Washington, DC
• Visits with Congressional representatives, Washington, DC
• New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC
• National Community Church, Washington, DC
• Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
• Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA
• Sabeel Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
• Calvary United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, PA
• J Street Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
• George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
• More visits with Congressional representatives, Washington, DC
April 2016

(DC/TX)
• State Department, Washington, DC
• University of Texas, Austin, TX
• Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX
• Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX
• St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin, TX
• St. Austin’s Catholic Church, Austin, TX
• Meeting with American-Arab Community Members, Cedar Park, TX
• Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Austin, TX
• River City Vineyard Community Church, New Braunfels, TX
• St. Edwards University, Austin, TX