Middle East Forum to be Held

The ongoing Middle East conflict and signs of encouragement will be the focus of a forum to be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 15 in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at Eastern Mennonite University.

Alain Epp Weaver, long-term Mennonite Central Committee representative in Palestine/Israel and specialist in Jewish-Christian dialogue, will discuss the possibilities for reconciliation between Israeli Jews and internally-displaced Palestinian citizens of Israel through tours being organized to Palestinian villages inside Israel that were destroyed in 1948.

Ala Eldin Hamdan, Fadi Rabieh and Ruba Musleh, students in EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding from Palestine/Israel, will join Epp for a panel discussion on Middle East issues.

The presentation is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call (540) 432-4490.