Protesting on behalf of the men still in Guantanamo
Mohammed, my friend, and his little child Abed
In visiting Hebron, I automatically went to my friend Abed and his family directly in front of the Ibrahimi Mosque which is such a place of contention. The Israeli authorities want that entire area very much to connect all the settlements in Hebron. But in the midst of all the oppressive measures of Israel toward the Palestinians, this child is born–the grandson of Abed and Reema. (who by the way served us a wonderful meal.) This little kid’s smile was as wide as his face. Paulette
A nonviolence technique being used by Campaign Nonviolence…to offer one hand to the oppressor in acceptance of the person and to withhold the other as not agreeing with the action the oppressor is bringing upon people involved.
This is one of the exercises Josie Setzler and I participated in with Campaign Nonviolence which is a national effort to shift priorities in our country away from militarism, poverty, non-sustainability to justice and peace in all these arenas. Campaign Nonviolence will be mounting efforts the next months across the nation and will culminate in hundreds of actions performed during the week of Sept. 21-27. If you’d like to be more involved, call 419.447.0435 ext. 136
Last year’s delegation spent several days in the Old City of Jerusalem. Call Sr. Paulette at 419-447-0435, Ext. 136 to learn more about this year’s plans.