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					                               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.

				
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