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Here are the Archived entries for 04 2018


Naim Ateek Speaking Tour
Apr 21, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Sunday, April 22 6:30 pm St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 2490 W. 37th, Vancouver

Monday, April 23, 7 pm University of the Fraser Valley, Rm B101, Abbotsford

Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek will be in Vancouver area for a speaking tour and the launch of his latest book, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine–Israel Conflict.  Reverend Ateek was born in 1937 in the Palestinian village of Bisan, south of the Sea of Galilee.  He and his family, along with the entire village were forced out of Bisan when the Israeli troops occupied Bisan in 1948.  The family went to live in Nazareth.  In 1967 he was ordained in the Episcopal Church. In 1991, Reverend Ateek co-founded Sabeel, the Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem.  Previous to that, he served as Canon of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem and as parish priest in Haifa and Nazareth.

Book signing following the presentation. Admission is free but donations will be accepted at the door.

More info at: Naim Ateek Book Tour
Screening: Radiance of Resistance
Apr 10, 2018 at 10:39 AM
Film Screening: Radiance of Resistance
April 10th: Doors open at 7pm. Film starts at 7:30pm
Tickets: $10 General, $8 Seniors/Students, (Cash Preferred at the door)
Location: The Cinematheque 1131 Howe Street
 
 
Co-organized by: Canada Palestine Association, BDS-Vancouver Coast Salish Territories and Young Communist League-Vancouver    
 
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Toward the Establishment of a Palestinian Civil Society Defragmentation Strategy

Final Statement of the Palestinian Civil Society Conference,
Cyprus, 16–18 October 2007

As part of the effort by the Palestinian civil society organizations to overcome the state of forced Palestinian fragmentation and consolidate the national role of the Palestinian NGOs in all their places of residence, a conference titled "Toward the Establishment of a Palestinian Civil Society Defragmentation Strategy" was held in Agros, Cyprus, between 16 and 18 October 2007 at the initiative of Ittijah-The Union of Arab Community Based Associations. Forty-four participants representing a broad sector of Palestinian civil society networks, coalitions, and associations in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Kuwait, in addition to a number of international partner organizations supporting Palestinian rights, attended the conference. The Israeli occupation authorities banned the travel of a delegation representing civil society organizations in Gaza.

The conference discussed a number of issues, notably: The Palestinian situation and Palestinian, regional, and international developments, including the Annapolis conference; the collective Palestinian strategy against the forced fragmentation; the endeavors to rebuild terms of reference and assert the constant Palestinian principles; the strategy of collective Palestinian advocacy; Palestinian media strategies; and local and international coordination on the Palestinian question.

The participants in the conference set bases that would help strengthen the overall Palestinian struggle for liberation in all its contexts: the occupation, the displacement and uprooting, and the assault on Palestinian existence in the 1948 areas.

A draft of a collective organizational structure and an action plan were also devised, and a follow-up committee to implement this plan and lead the agreed process was set up.

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