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ICUJP Friday Forum
October 13th, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific
Israel and Palestine: Yes, there IS a Path to Peace
It is hard at this time to see a way to peace in many parts of our world, especially now in the Middle East. But how did we come to this place in time, and how can we forge a path to compassion and understanding?
Join us as we take a serious look at the root causes of the ongoing violence in the Middle East, and do the work of healing our world one person at a time.
Join the conversation with our speakers:
Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb is a professor of media studies at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). She is the recipient of the 2020 CSUSB Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities Award and was one of the 2019-20 Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Faculty Mentor Awardees. She has an M.A. in Journalism and a Ph.D. in Digital Communication from the University of Memphis, Tennessee. Her research interests include digital communication, digital resistance & decolonization, social justice and diasporic communities. Dr. Muhtaseb is also the co-director and producer of the film 1948: Creation and Catastrophe.
Estee Chandler is a longtime film and media professional who now focuses her work on human rights. In 2010 she founded the Los Angeles chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), a now proudly serves on the JVP and JVP Action boards of directors. Along with Nagwa Ibrahim she is a Host/Producer of KPFK’s long running radio show Middle East in Focus.
Benjamin Kersten is a member-leader with Jewish Voice for Peace at UCLA. He is a graduate student in the UCLA Department of Art History and the Graduate Student Fellow at the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies. He also works as a youth educator.
Learn More/Here's how YOU can help:
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: Dave Clennon
Reflector: Rubi Omar
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.
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ICUJP Friday Forum 10/13/23
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Please note: Our Friday Forums and other events are open to the public. By attending, you consent to having your voice and likeness recorded, photographed, posted on ICUJP's website and social media, and included in ICUJP materials and publications for noncommercial purposes. If you don't want to be photographed or recorded, please let the facilitator know.
Oct. 20th Forum: Dr. Richard Davenport - Interspirituality
22nd Anniversary of ICUJP: 22 years of working for Justice and Peace
Twenty-two years ago, Rev. George Regas of All-Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena reached out to clergy, community leaders, and laypeople to come together to seek an alternative to the fear-mongering and vengefulness sweeping much of our nation in the wake of September 11. The message that they wanted to convey was coherent and powerful: “Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence.” On that day, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace was born.
These past 22 years have been a journey for ICUJP - five Presidents, four California Governors, and numerous crisis and issues that would shake the resolve of even the most devout and dedicated of activists. But through it all, we go forward in our mission to be the voice for "the least of these", and our determination to create the change we want to see in the world.
On Sunday, September 10th, 2023, ICUJP honored Rev. George Regas's life and legacy, and recognized deserving organizations with the 2023 George F. Regas Courageous Peacemaker Award. As our theme was "Housing is a Human Right", we were glad to shine a light on the work of Making Housing and Community Happen, All-Saints Church Safe Haven Bridge to Housing, the Office of Mayor Karen Bass of Los Angeles, and the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center.
Thank you for your part in keeping the vision of George F. Regas alive as we continue creating a place to gather, organize, pray, and act together united by the fundamental principle that Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence.
Please consider helping Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace in its mission. ICUJP operates as a largely volunteer organization with a small part-time paid staff. We have survived for over 20 years through the generosity of individuals and organizations like you. Like so many other organizations, our ability to raise donations has been hampered during the COVID pandemic.