The conference's focus is on the "Next Generation of Peacemakers" and the role of U.S. faith communities. It is part of a series taking place around New England, and is cosponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace, Sabeel, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, We Refuse to Be Enemies, and.the Tree of Life Educational Foundation.
The conference's aim is "to amplify voices of conscience—Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Druze—who are committed to finding justice and peace together in Israel and Palestine through education and non-violent action. All are concerned with a fundamental question: How can people of faith help make the Holy Land the holy place it could be? Representatives of different faiths will address that question, and consider: 1) the importance of faith traditions’ emphasis on justice as essential to peace, 2) the importance of connectivity and solidarity between our communities here and communities in the Holy Land, and 3) the role in political advocacy of faith communities here in the U.S."
The conference will take place November 7th, 12th, 13th, and 14th at various New York churches. Rebecca Vilkomerson is speaking on November 13th, 9:30 A.M. at the Broadway United Church of Christ, 2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street),
To learn more about the conference, see the full list of speakers and venues, and to register, visit http://nyc.tolef.org/