Roots of Peace
How do Palestinians and Israelis move beyond the cycle of violence that engulfs them? The Roots Project, based in Israel’s West Bank, brings together Israelis and Palestinians who, despite living next to each other, are separated by walls of fear. Antwan Saca, a Palestinian Christian peace activist, and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, an Israeli settler who has become an advocate for coexistence, will share their shared story of discovering the humanity and legitimacy of the other. They’ll discuss how they are working to move their communities past suspicion, fear, and violence, and towards lasting justice, freedom, and peace on that tiny sliver of land that they both call home.
The JCRC is hosting an event on the evening of April 4th from 7-9pm at the Mayerson JCC 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236.
The program “Roots of Peace” is part of our larger speaker series, which this year’s theme is Coexistence.
Here is the link to learn more and rsvp: https://jewishcincinnati.org/calendar/community-calendar/rootsofpeace