“METHODS OF PEACEMAKING: TOWARDS A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE AND BEYOND” — Inviting Donations for “A Path to Peace”
A well attended and engaging conversational “Forum” with a focus on peacemaking was held at First Congregational Church of Burlington on Sunday, January 5. The event was co-sponsored by Vermont’s Peace & Justice Center as it prepares for the “Peace is Possible” series.
Forum guests Basil Farraj and Alex Cook, both Peace and Global Studies majors at Earlham College, shared stories and insights informed by their experiences and studies as they work towards a just peace in Palestine and plan for an educational and travel experience for young Palestinians. Farraj and Cook have been working with others to enact change through projects and initiatives including the Boycott, Divestment Sanction Campaign and “A Path to Peace”.
“A Path to Peace” was initiated by Farraj to bring seven Palestinian youth to Northern Ireland in the summer of 2014. The group will engage in cultural, artistic, and political exchange with youth from Northern Ireland. The exchange is planned with a goal of helping Palestinian youth envision new pathways for peace. “A Path to Peace” was covered recently in the Huffington Post as it was encouraged by grant funding from the Pollination Project.
Seventy-five percent of the funds needed for the 2014 “A Path to Peace” project have been raised. The First Congregational Church Mission Committee is encouraging donations to “A Path to Peace.”
- Contributions can be made by check to First Congregational Church, MEMO: Path to Peace Program.
- Gift may also be made online using First Congregational Church’s e-giving site. To donate online, please click here and select the option for “A Path to Peace Program”.