From Occupation to Justice in Palestine-Israel:
Mobilizing our Churches and Communities for Action
September 8-10, 2017
Join us for the 2017 Annual Gathering of the
United Network for Justice and Peace
in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI)
St. Benedict’s Conference and Retreat Centre
225 Master’s Ave. West St. Paul,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R4A 1A9
September 8 to 10, 2017
As home to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation,
it seems a fitting location for us to explore the theme.
We are so excited to be hosting our 5th annual UNJPPI gathering at St. Benedict’s Retreat and Conference Centre in Winnipeg Manitoba from September 8th-10th, 2017!
The weekend promises to be a good opportunity to meet other folks who are engaged in work to find a just and equitable peace in Palestine and Israel. The planning team is hard at work preparing a series of inspirational, and educational presentations and workshops to give you the tools to go back home energized and better prepared to do this important work. Some highlights from the program include:
An opening plenary with Brad Parker from Defense for Children International and Dalit Baum from the American Friends Service Committee.
We are also pleased to be welcoming Lia Tarachansky a Toronto-based film-maker to share her insights on communicating across conflict to help us better engage people who are skeptical and/or downright opposed to the work that we do.
More information will follow as we confirm other speakers, so keep an eye on the website for these updates.
We will also be having workshops on economic action/Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), Communicating Across Conflict, how to use art in its various forms to resist the ongoing occupation, and finally give you some important tools on engaging politicians and other important decision makers.
Finally, you will have an opportunity to guide the work of UNJPPI by participating in our Annual General Meeting to help us envision the work that we need to be doing together over the coming year.
We look very forward to seeing you at this year’s annual gathering, and are excited to work together, network, and equip ourselves with tools to do the important work of moving towards a just peace in Palestine/Israel.
Lia Tarachansky will share her insights on communicating across conflict to help us better engage people who are skeptical and/or downright opposed to the work that we do.