Pacific University's Center for Peace and Spirituality invites the public to a reception and forum with leaders of The Abraham Fund Initiatives of Israel, an entity that promotes coexistence and equality among Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens.
The events will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, in rooms 223 and 224 of Jefferson Hall on the university's Forest Grove Campus, with the reception beginning at 6 p.m. and the forum commencing at 7. Admission is free, but seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Abraham Fund Initiatives work to "promote coexistence and equality among Israel’s Jewish and Arab-Palestinian citizens. Named after the common ancestor of both Jews and Arabs,The Abraham Fund works toward a prosperous, secure and just society by promoting policies based on innovative social models, conducting large-scale initiatives, advocacy and public education.”
Co-executive directors Amnon Be’eri-Sulitzeanu and Dr. Thabet Abu Rass will be joined Center for Peace and Spirituality director Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie and Dr. Raymond Haija, a member of The Abraham Fund’s U.S. board of directors.
“This summit will provide an opportunity for the Pacific community to begin an important conversation about the on-going crisis in Israel and will look at effective peace-building models,” Rev. Dr. Currie said. “Not every issue will be addressed and we will not solve the issue of peace in the Middle East. We will meet two important Jewish and Muslim leaders working toward that end.”
Pacific University's Center of Peace and Spirituality provides students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful study, reflection and action based on the recognition that inter- and intra-personal peace are inherently connected and that concerns for personal spirituality are intimately related to concerns for one's social, historical, cultural and natural environment.
For more information, please contact Rev. Dr. Currie at [email protected] or call 503-352-2032.