Plan to attend Woolman Peacemaking Forum events next week

Is peace possible in Israel/Palestine? It’s a question that will be discussed at the Center for Peace and Justice’s Woolman Peacemaking Forum featuring guest lecturer and panelist Jonathan Kuttab, a Christian Palestinian human rights attorney, peacemaker and educator.

Two events are scheduled as part of the forum. The first is a panel event set from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Hoover 105. The entire university community is invited to hear from those who have dedicated their lives to nonviolent activism in the pursuit of the mutual flourishing of all. The panel discussion topic will be “The Israel/Palestine Conflict and Prospects for Peace.”

You can submit your questions via this panel event registration form. Panelists will include Kuttab, executive director of Friends of Sabeel North America; Todd Deatherage, executive director and cofounder of The Telos Group and former chief of staff for the State Department; and Mark Braverman, executive director of Kairos USA and advisory board member for Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions USA.

That evening, Kuttab will present a lecture, “Is There a Balm in Gilead? Prospects for a Palestinian / Israeli Peace,” at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and reception. There is also a livestream link to the lecture here.

Chapel credit is available for evening lecture attendance.

Kuttab was the head of the legal committee negotiating the Cairo Agreement of 1994 between Israel and the PLO. He is co-founder of Nonviolence International as well as the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq. He serves on the board of Bethlehem Bible College and is president of the Board of Holy Land Trust.

Questions? Contact Tamara Wytsma at

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