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Date Oct 8, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  
Location Institute for the Humnities, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
Sponsor UIC Institute for the Humanities, UIC Jewish-Muslim Initiative
Event type Educational
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Originating Calendar UIC Sustainability Events Calendar
In the fall of 2013, Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) is launching a faith-based initiative to engage Muslims, Jews, and Christians in the efforts to restore the Jordan River, currently at 3% of its historical flow. This important resource is disputed in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) works with local Palestinian, Israeli, and Jordanian communities on sharing vital resources like water and advocates for environmental justice. In this presentation, the Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian directors of FoEME will speak about fair resource distribution and collective conservation efforts as a path to peace. They will present the new Faith-Based campaign and talk about the role of religious traditions in ecological peacemaking. Friends of the Earth Middle East Speakers: Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director Nader Khateeb, Palestinian Director Munqeth Mehyar, Jordanian Director EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) is a tri-lateral organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists Organized by: Rachel Havrelock, UIC Department of English and Program in Jewish Studies and Junaid Quadri, UIC Department of History
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