A unique Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking event will be taking place on Sunday, October 26th. We are the Abrahamic Reunion, a group of Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Druze religious leaders working together since 2004 to re-claim religion as a source for peace.
In the aftermath of the summer Gaza-Israel war, and with Arab-Jewish tensions as worse as ever, the Abrahamic Reunion committed to creating monthly interfaith peace-building journeys to different parts of the Holy Land, to re-build trust between the 'wounded Family of Abraham'.
During the Gaza conflict in July, Palestinians and Israelis came from Jerusalem to Nazareth for a tour and an interfaith Ramadan dinner at the 'Lights of Peace' Sufi Cener, 120 Arabs and Jews participated. On September 14th, 70 Israelis and Palestinians came together for a journey with: text study at the 'Tent of Satah and Hagar' in Faradis, a tour of Zichron Yaakov, the Bahai Gardens and Elijah's Cave in Haifa, and prayers for peace on the beach of Jizr az-Zarka.
Pictures and details of these events can be found on our Facebook page, “Abrahamic Reunion”, and on the web at: www.jerusalempeacemakers.org
On October 26th, we will journey to Acco from Jerusalem, in partnership with Tag Meir organization. Joining us will be West Bank Palestinians and about 50 East Jerusalem Palestinians, as well as Israeli Jews and some Christians.
Schedule and program or October 26th:
8:00 AM Meet at the Gan HaPamon parking lot and depart for Acco. RSVP to reserve a space!
11:00 AM - 1 PM: Multi-faith encounter at the Shadulli Yashruti Sufi Center: opening blessings, joint Muslim-Jewish text study session, with kosher lunch included.
[For those joining us in Akko, plan to come to the entrance of the central Al-Jazzar mosque in the Old City. Call Eliyahu or Ghassan and we will send someone to pick you up from this meeting point.]
1:00 - 2:30 PM Tour the Old City of Akko, Ramchal synagogue and other sites from Islamic and Christian history.
2:30 - 3:30 PM Blessings by Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Druze religious leaders, hosted by the Chief Imam of Akko at the Al-Jazzar mosque
3:30 PM Depart for Hof HaCarmel beach
4:00-6:00 PM Visit Hof HaCarmel beach, shared prayer for peace at sunset.
6:00 PM Bus back to Jerusalem, other points in the Holy Land
For more information, contact the coordinators of the Abrahamic Reunion: Sheikh Ghassan Manasra, Director, Anwar Il-Salaam Sufi Peace Center, Nazareth: 054-9247794, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eliyahu McLean, Director, Jerusalem Peacemakers: 058-7578522, email@example.com