Sharing Stories of Transformation from Israel & Palestine.
Join us for our “Living Room Reading” of Combatants for Peace’s activists stories. We will be sharing inspiring personal stories and introducing you to Compassionate Listening techniques and tools.
The program will be presented by the American Friends of Combatants for Peace New Hampshire’s organizing team: Amy Antonucci, Joel Berman, Nancy Jo Chabot, and Scott Dickman. They will be joined by readers: Beth Gaby, David Salzberg, and Steve Winnett.
Event co-sponsored by American Friends of Combatants for Peace’s New Hampshire Chapter, New Hampshire Peace Action, NH Conference of the United Church of Christ and Peace with Justice, Advocates, J Street New Hampshire Chapter.
Combatants for Peace was established in 2006 when Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and decided to work together to end the occupation and build a peaceful future for both peoples. Together they engage in nonviolent civil resistance against the occupation, using protests, sit-ins and marches as tools of resistance. To spread their message, they share their personal stories of transformation with their communities on both sides.
Compassionate Listening is a practice that integrates cognitive awareness with the wisdom of the heart. It fosters a quality of listening that helps create a safe setting for people to express themselves honestly and fully in search of their deepest truth. Its aim is to heal our way to wholeness from the inside out, one person at a time.
“An enemy is one whose story we have not heard.”
-Gene Knudsen Hoffman