Living with Dignity in . Israel/Palestine The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him- Psalm 32:10 An Israeli activist walks hand in hand Parking with a Palestinian villager in a peaceful Quadrangle demonstration A Tree of Life Conference at Exit 6 Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) Springfield Center Springfield, MA 01103 www.christchurchcathedralspringfield.org Sunday October 30, 2011, 3 PM Cosponsors: Easy access from Rt 291 and I91Parking Jewish Voice for Peace indicated in yellow. Check our website Islamic Society of Western for more detailed directions. Massachusetts Christ Church Cathedral All Saints’ Church, Worcester Christ Church Cathedral Springfield, MA 01103 Church of the Reconciliation, Webster 35 Chestnut Street Grace Church, Amherst Springfield, MA 01103 St. Andrew’s Church, Longmeadow 413-736-2742 35 Chestnut St St. John’s Church, Northampton www.christchurchcathedralspringfield.org St. Paul’s Church, Holyoke St. Peter’s Church, Springfield St. Stephen’s Church, Pittsfield Trinity Church, Lenox Living with Dignity in Israel/Palestine Performers and Speakers: REGISTRATION FORM Date: Sun October 30th ,2011 Tamer H.N. Alshouri, Yara Name(s)____________________________ Admission: $10 (proceeds help pay for travel of J.I.Ghareeb, and Maryou speakers) Jiries Qumsaya live in the historic Palestinian community Address____________________________ of Beit Sahour, neighboring City, State__________________________ Program: Bethlehem. The Christians of 2:15 – 3:00- check in Beit Sahour feel they are the Zip_______________________________ descendants of the shepherds 3:00 – 3:15 Welcome- Dean Jim Munroe & who heard the angelic call at Jesus’ birth. They have Email_____________________________ Donna Barten distinguished themselves in their peaceful non-violent 3:15 – 4:00 Music from Beit Sahour, a village resistance against the injustices of the occupation. Admission: near Bethlehem Tamer H.N. Alshouri, lute Surrounded by a 26 foot concrete wall and the daily player; Yara J.I.Ghareeb,vocalist; Maryou Jiries indignities of living under the occupation, music plays Price per person $10 a pivotal role in keeping hope alive in this proud B.J. Qumseya, drummer Family price $20 Palestinian community. 4:00 – 4:30 Sahar Vardi (Jewish Israeli) Total Living my conscience as a young woman in Israel Sahar Vardi is a 22 year old peace activist from Jerusalem. She has been admission___________________________ 4:30 – 5:00 Daoud Nassar – (Palestinian West active with different groups working Bank) Peacebuilding and farming in the hills against the occupation of Palestine Any additional tax deductible contributions of Bethlehem for over 7 years. Sahar refused her you would like to contribute toward the mandatory military service and spent travel of the speakers 5:00 – 5:20 Question and answer period time in military prison as a result. 5:20 – 5:30 Prayers for peace in the Holy Since her release in January 2009, she has been working __________________________________ Land since with the Israeli Committee Against House 5:30 – 7:00 Fellowship Dinner - Kendrick room Demolitions and the Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity ( ) Please make checks payable to: movement. Sale of Palestinian food and crafts - Library Christ Church Cathedral Daoud Nassar is a Palestinian Indicate “Living with Dignity” on the check 6:45 – 8:00 Optional Free Viewing of Budrus Christian farmer whose family (Sanctuary) works its 100-acre farm and olive ( ) Sign me up, but I will pay at the door - Introduction to non-violent resistance grove just outside the West Bank movement within the West Bank town of Bethlehem. The Nassar family is one of the last ( ) I cannot make it to this year’s Christian Palestinian families living and working in the conference, but please keep me informed - Budrus- a documentary fertile hill country south of Bethlehem. In fulfillment of about further conferences his father’s dream to establish an institute for the A Message from Bishop Scruton: building of peace and coexistence on the family land, "I give my enthusiastic support for the Living with Dignity Daoud established The Tent of Nations. The mission Other dates and venues are listed at Conference as a means of educating us about the issues in of Tent of Nations is to build bridges between people www.tolef.org Israel/Palestine with support from Christians, Jews and and between people and the land. In pursuit of this Muslims who live in the region. I hope that you will prayerfully mission, Tent of Nations has established projects to Tree of Life Educational fund is consider participation and open yourselves to further discussion on this develop and protect the land and to make the land a a 501(c)(3) non-profit painful and pressing topic. With God's help, we can be part of center for people from different countries to come corporation to provide helping to build a just, reconciling and lasting peace in the region." together and build bridges of trust and hope. interfaith conferences and educational tours to the Holy Land.