Pilgrimage To Peace
“Pilgrimage to Peace” Panel on Israel and Palestine
Greater Wausau Area
Monday, April 1 – Immanuel Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m.
630 Adams St.
Tuesday, April 2 – YWCA, 6:30 p.m.
613 5th St.
Wednesday, April 3 – Holy Cross Clare Center, 6:30 p.m.
1600 O’Day Street
As part of a national tour by Churches for Middle East Peace (www.cmep.org), please join us for their panel presentation! Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) staff Sara Burback, Director of Outreach and Alison Glick, Director of Development and Mobilization as they host a conversation with Obada Shtayeh from the One Voice Movement and Suzann Mollner of Beirut and Beyond, about peace-building and advocacy related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
During the panel presentations, they will discuss realities affecting the Palestinian refugee community and the importance of advocating for human rights in Israel, the Palestinian territories, and with refugees throughout the Middle East. The occupation of the Palestinian territories impacts people living on all sides of the conflict, including both Israelis and Palestinians
A reception will follow each panel presentation. Please invite your friends and neighbors to come and hear about the important work that is being done,
in support of human rights – freedom, equality and peace.
Formed in 1984, Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is a coalition of 27 national Church denominations and organizations working to encourage U.S. policies that actively promote just, lasting and comprehensive resolutions to conflicts in the Middle East. CMEP helps church organizations, leaders, and individuals nationwide advocate in a knowledgeable, timely, holistic, and effective way to express their concerns about justice and peace for all peoples in the Middle East.
WE PROMOTE SPACE FOR CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT THAT CAN HELP LEAD TO A COMPREHENSIVE RESOLUTION TO THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT. Guided by deep faith, religious commitments, and humanitarian principles, we are committed to peace and justice for all people, including Palestinians and Israelis. We care deeply for people who are marginalized and living in poverty. We take seriously their protection in times of conflict. Our message emphasizes compassion while upholding justice in pursuit of security, freedom, and dignity for all the people of the Holy Land.
WE SUPPORT THE PEACEBUILDING AND ADVOCACY WORK OF ISRAELI AND PALESTINIANS COMMITTED TO CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT & BUILDING BRIDGES ACROSS DIVIDES. We work to promote peace and reconciliation between all people of the land. We believe in supporting Jews, Muslims, and Christians, as they courageously pursue a radical calling toward both justice and peace.
WE ADVOCATE ON ISSUES RELATED TO HOLISTIC PEACEBUILDING, MEETING HUMANITARIAN NEEDS, AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISRAEL, THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, AND THE BROADER MIDDLE EAST.
You can learn more about CMEP’s advocacy work and the specific issues we address including Jerusalem, Gaza, Settlements and Displacement, and Child Detentions in the West Bank at our website: www.cmep.org/issues.