Book of the Month:
“This is the powerful account by Israeli peace activist Miko Peled of his transformation from a young man growing up in the heart of Israel’s elite and serving proudly in its military into a fearless advocate of nonviolent struggle and equal rights for all Palestinians and Israelis. His journey mirrors in many ways the transformation his father Matti Peled, a much-decorated Israeli general, had undergone three decades earlier. Peled paints touching portraits of his childhood in Jerusalem, of the tumultuous events that sparked his transformation, and of the Palestinian and Israeli peace activists he has worked with in recent years.”
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“Miko Peled, author of The General’s Son and Injustice, was born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well-known Zionist family. Miko Peled is a writer and human rights activist born and raised in Jerusalem. He is considered by many to be one of the clearest voices calling for justice in Palestine, support of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, (BDS) and the creation of a single democracy with equal rights on all of historic Palestine.”
Top takeaway from this month’s book:
“Religion” is at the heart of the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, an understanding of “religion” is also foundational to the hope for peace in the region.
In this month’s Interfaith Roundtable meeting, we will be discussing:
- The roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- Different perspectives on the nature of the conflict
- The role of the United States in the conflict
- The feasibility of a “two-state solution”
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This month, our panelists are:
- Mr. Jacob Bender is the Executive Director for the Philadelphia Branch of the Center for American Islamic Relations and the producer of the award-winning documentary, Out of Cordoba. He is a leading voice in the Jewish community for a just resolution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict.
- Dr. Juan Caraballo-Resto serves on the Sociology and Anthropology faculty at the University of Puerto Rico. He is a specialist in Islam and the Anthropology of Religion and also directs the Master of Arts in Religion program at the Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico.
The Interfaith Roundtable is a monthly discussion on a book that’s relevant to interfaith action and social justice. We invite you to join us each month by reading the selected book and watching the live discussion on Facebook Live. The live discussions will include CLU faculty, leaders in the field, as well as occasionally the author of the book.