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From the Front Lines in Palestine:
Voices of the Palestinian Resistance
Monday April 9, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Multicultural Center
In 2002, the International Solidarity Movement grabbed world attention by bringing volunteers from around the world to defend Palestine through nonviolent resistance.  They stayed with resistance fighters trapped under siege in the Nativity Church in Bethlehem. They brought medical supplies to the besieged Palestinians in the ancient Nablus Casbah.  They documented and filmed the destruction and mass killing of Palestinians in the Jenin refugee camp.  In 2002 and 2003, thousands participated at their own expense. One was Rachel Corrie, who was killed trying to prevent demolition of a home in Gaza. Another was Tom Hurndall, killed by a shot to the head. ISM has operated continuously since then, serving at the request of the Palestinian community through participation in Palestinian nonviolent resistance. In 2009, 2012 and 2014, ISM volunteers were with the Palestinian people in Gaza, reporting the Israeli invasion and helping in the hospitals, clinics and schools that were attacked even as they served the refugees.  This spring, members of the ISM are on tour in North America seeking to inform Americans about the situation on the ground in Palestine, and the pressing need from the Palestinian popular movement for more international volunteers.  The Madison event features ISM speakers Joe Catron and Islam Maraqa, as well as a clip from Radiance of Resistance, a film produced by three ISM volunteers serving in the West Bank village of Nabi Salih and featuring Ahed Tamimi and her cousin, Janna Ayyad.  Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine-UW Madison. Free and open to the public.

Madison’s 2018 Tribute to Rachel Corrie: Radiance of Resistance
Sunday April 8, 2018, 2-5 pm
St. James Catholic Church, 1128 St. James Court, Madison
Free and open to the public ($5 suggested donation to cover cost of food)
March 16, 2018 marked 15 years since American peace activist and International Solidarity Movement (ISM) volunteer Rachel Corrie was run over and killed by an Israeli soldier driving an armored Caterpillar bulldozer as she tried to stop the demolition of a family home in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Palestine.  Join Rachel’s parents Craig and Cindy Corrie and representatives of the ISM for this annual event that benefits Palestinian children.  Donations will be gratefully accepted to help support the Samira Remedial Education Project for disadvantaged and traumatized children in Rafah.  If possible, please rsvp to dwalbaum@gmai.com so we have enough food.  Sponsored by Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Playgrounds for Palestine-Madison, Jewish Voice for Peace – Madison, and Good Shepherd Parish Social Justice Committee.  For more information

Engaging the Other: The Power of Compassion
FREE Conference April 13-15 at Edgewood College
JOIN US for an interactive, working conference to:
Address rising polarization and animosity in our society
Advance a wider, inclusive public dialogue about toxic images of “Us and Them,”
and Promote compassionate, collaborative remedies and healing in our relationship with a perceived “Other.”
An opportunity to LEND YOUR VOICE, EARS and ACTION to a gathering of various “sides” and “Other” identities engaging together for 3 days.

FACING RACISM WITH KNOWLEDGE, LOVE, COMPASSION, FEARLESSNESS, FORGIVENESS, ACTION AND INTERVENTION
The Institutes for the Healing of Racism, Inc, is offering a  10-week series aims to raise consciousness about the history and pathology of racism and help heal racism in individuals, communities, and institutions in Madison. We work cooperatively to educate ourselves about the disease of racism through facilitated and voluntary sharing. Please come with an open mind and open heart. A 10 week commitment is required (not missing more than 2 sessions).  All sessions will be held at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI, Room: Bolz B. Space is limited. Open to all regardless of race/ethnicity/religion/political affiliations/sexual orientation/gender expression.  Minimum age of 16 years old. Registration Fee $50.00 — Scholarships are available. For more information (including scholarship, Face to Face Saturdays, and reading list), please email healingracisminstitute@gmail.com
Spring 2018 Series
Tuesdays, February 20, 2018 – May 1, 2018; 6:30 to 8:30 pm
OR  Wednesdays, February 21, 2018 – May 2, 2018; 6:30 to 8:30 pm
To Register, click here

The Future of Interreligious Dialogue
Feb. 13, 5-7 pm at Upper House
co-sponsored by the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry

ACT Now! Unite to End Racism
-Awaken to the truth that racism is evil and hurts us all
-Confront racism through truth-telling and action to right the wrong
-Transform the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people and institutions
ACT Now: Unite to End Racism in the areas of church life and practices, criminal, economic and social justice, civil and human rights, environmental justice, media, and education. Join in the clarion call to heal the soul of the nation as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. Let’s finish the work!
Where: At sites across Washington, DC, including the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall
When: April 3-5, 2018

The Sojourners Internship Program  is a spiritual formation program that embodies Sojourners’ commitment to Christian discipleship, community, and vocation. Currently in its 34th year, the yearlong program combines full-time jobs in our office with an opportunity to live in an intentional Christian community. Between 9 and 10 interns are selected into the program each year. The deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 cohort is February 15, 2018

Conscious Communication Practice Group for Beginners
at Friends’ House

Location: Friends’ House, 1704 Roberts Court, Madison.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month starting Oct 25th.
Time: 7-8:30pm.
More information here.

American Baptist
Global Mission Opportunities

Summer US opportunities

 

 

Bridges of Hope is a global initiative that aims to open lines of communication by encouraging intercultural understanding between Arab and American college students both at home and abroad. In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and Bright Stars of Bethlehem, join the international network of student leaders who are bridging the gap between Americans and our Arab neighbors.  Bridges of Hope provides you with opportunities to build life-long relationships, study abroad, obtain internships abroad, be a Clinton Global Initiative representative, attend annual networking and motivational conferences and so much more!

 

Slow Food UW
Meets in the lower level of the Crossing
Serves during the semesters (closed during breaks)
Monday Family Dinner Nights 6:30 pm
Wednesday Cafe. 11:30 – 2:00
For more information

 

UCC Young Adult Service Communities

Have you just graduated from college, and aren’t sure what’s next? Have you been working for a few years, but just don’t feel like you’re changing the world? The UCC Young Adult Service Communities need you. Ages 21-35. Openings in Seattle, WA; Carlsbad, CA; Philadelphia, PA. Housing, food stipend, health insurance provided. Americorps education grants are available for positions in direct social service. Read more about the UCC Young Adult Service Communities here.

 

City Wide Christian Fellowship Group for LGBT Singles.

We lend support to each other, socialize together and pray with one another.

Second and Fourth Sundays of the month at 7:00pm
The First Baptist Church 518 N Franklin Ave. (Just off University Ave near Qdoba) Please park and enter in the back .

Contact: Rhianna Tibbetts email: rheet@tds.net

 

 

 

Benedictine Women of Madison

Benedictine Women of Madison offers unique opportunities for single, Christian women
to experience the rhythm and balance of community life in our ecumenical Benedictine monastery and to take that experience back into their daily life.
Upcoming opportunities for single, Christian women include:

Benedictine Sojourner
6-12 month experience
dates arranged on request

 

5 “Habits of the Heart” for Personal & Political Wellbeing Online Workshop — Led by author, Parker Palmer

If I am not for myself, who is for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when? – Hillel the Elder

Many of us are committed to ongoing personal growth, but not in a way that makes us self-centered and self-absorbed. We are equally committed to the common good. We know that a life well-lived includes caring for self and caring about the needs of others.  In this workshop we’ll revisit the old adage, “The personal is political.” We’ll focus on developing five habits of the heart that enhance our own wellbeing and our capacity to help create a world that works for everyone. The five habits are:

1. An understanding that we are all in this together
2. An appreciation of the value of “otherness.”
3. An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways.
4. A sense of personal voice and agency.
5. A capacity to create community.

Dates & Timing: You can watch workshop videos and participate online at any time that fits your schedule. Virtual Meetings will be coordinated by Cojourneo staff. We will do our best to accommodate a variety of meeting preferences and timezones.Creating Your Own Circle: If you’d like to create your own private small group for your organization, colleagues or friends, please email as at help@cojourneo.com and we’ll be happy to help you coordinate.