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ICUJP Friday Forum
January 5th, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific  

Ani Zonneveld: The Politics of Human Rights

Event Description: Since the outbreak of war between Israel and Gaza, it has been disappointing to see the usual peace makers and human rights defenders retreat into silence or in some cases call for revenge. What is the meaning of "peace" and non-violence when we don't stand up to its principles at a time when it is most needed? What is the definition of genocide, and the complicity of Biden? 

Join the conversation with our speaker:

Ani Zonneveld, born in Malaysia, a Muslim since birth, is founder and President of Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), a Grammy-certified songwriter, and a founding member of Alliance of Inclusive Muslims. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Multi-Faith Advisory Council to the U.N. and is the co-chair of its Gender Working Group; and created an anti-hate speech curriculum for Muslim societies commissioned by the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect.

She oversees MPV’s signature program #ImamsForShe; gave her TEDx talk titled Islam: As American As Apple Pie, and is the subject of an award-winning documentary titled "al-imam" screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019. For a complete CV of Ani Zonneveld, please visit http://www.mpvusa.org/ani-zonneveld

Learn More/Here's how YOU can help:

Website: Muslims for Progressive Values

Consider having your congregations and organizations join ICUJP and many other groups in the Apartheid-Free Communities network to help create the conditions for peace with justice in Israel/Palestine:

7:30 - 7:35  Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45  Welcome and introductions 
7:45 - 7:50  Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15  Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20  Announcements
9:20 - 9:30  Closing circle and prayer

Start your morning with us!

Facilitator: Carolfrances Likins
Reflector: Jon Krampner

** Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 am Pacific. **

Here's how to join the online meeting:

To join by video conference, you'll need to download the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device. Click on the link to join the meeting and then enter the Meeting ID number and passcode. You'll be able to see slides and video, as well as speakers and other attendees.

If you prefer to join by phone, you'll be prompted to enter the Meeting ID number and passcode. You won't be able to see the visuals or attendees, but you can view them on the meeting video recording afterward. 

If you're new to Zoom and would like to use the video option, we recommend you download the app well ahead of time.

ICUJP Friday Forum 01/05/24
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Close Guantanamo NOW!

Join us in-person:
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Downtown LA Federal Building,
300 N. Los Angeles St.,
Los Angeles 90012
12:00 - 1:30 pm Pacific Time
Free and open to all

Please join ICUJP and allies in-person Thursday, January 11, 2024, to mark 22 years of existence of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and the human rights violations and torture it spawned.

At its peak, the illegal detention center at Guantanamo Bay held some 800 men and boys of Muslim faith - most of whom were never charged with a crime. Today, 35 prisoners still languish there.

After the Guantanamo Bay prison camp was opened, the Bush Administration commissioned the torture memos, a series of documents designed to retroactively provide a pseudo-legal justification for crimes against humanity. To date no one in the Bush administration has been called to account for writing and implementing these documents, and the mainstream media has seemed to forget about what those torture documents have meant to subsequent administrations and the liberties our military and elected officials have taken in illegal detention and torture.

Let's send a message to President Biden:

Close Guantanamo NOW and release all detainees!
End torture NOW and prosecute the torturers and those who authorized them.


  • Estee Chandler, Jewish Voice for Peace
  • Jim Lafferty, National Lawyers Guild LA
  • Mohammad Tajsar, ACLU of Southern California
  • Shaheen Nassar, CAIR
  • Shakeel Syed, South Asian Network
  • Lisa Hajjar, UC Santa Barbara
  • Ysabel Gonzalez, Code Pink
    and others to be announced!




National Religious Campaign Against Torture • St.Camillus Center for Spiritual Care •  Shane Que Hee • Amnesty International USA


ACLU of Southern California •
Addicted To War •  Center for Constitutional Rights • CloseGuantanamo.org
Code Pink • Courage to Resist
CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou • 90.7 KPFK
North Carolina Stop Torture Now • No More Guantanamos • Out Against War • Pax Christi USA • Clive Stafford Smith, author of "Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side: Seeking Justice in Guantanamo Bay" 
• Witness Against Torture • World Can't Wait

Please assist ICUJP in fulfilling its mission:
Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence


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