Dear friends of the URI Network,
I wish to share with you all about an inspiring upcoming event which started yesterday at a family-run farm in Tulkarem, Palestine. The Global Campus project, which had an initial phase at the same location in October of 2013, will now have a second two-week event. I connect with this project personally and am deeply moved by its potential to create social and ecological healing in extremely challenging conditions of occupation.
Below I have included the invitation text written by the project holders. Below the text, you will also find a link to a beautiful article written by peace-worker and project founder Aida Shibli, explaining her deep connection to women and ecological healing in Palestine.
Finally, please click here for the pdf invitation for the event. Please share with any friends and contacts who you believe may be interested.
In prayer for global peace and healing,
–Monika Berghoff (on behalf of Aida Shibli, and the Global Campus Palestine Team)
“We are pleased to announce the second Global Campus Palestine, a 15-day training event, from April 13th to 27th, hosted by Fayez and Muna Taneeb at their farm in Tulkarem and facilitated by members of the Tamera Peace Research Centre in Portugal.”
“The event is open to Palestinian participants who want to find new approaches that bring together the subjects of agriculture, ecology, technology and community, and who want to work for positive change in themselves, their communities and the world. Key themes of the event will be Sustainability and Empowerment; Building Life-Models for Dignity, Abundance and Peace; Global Interconnectedness;Cooperation with Nature; Truth, Trust and Mutual Support.”
“Activities will include daily work on the farm in solidarity with the Taneeb family, projects in agriculture and technology, and foundational education in environmental and social activism. Group-work will be the basis for all our activities, so we can learn how to work effectively together in a team, how to build strong communities, and how to see each other truly as human beings.”
“Meals will be provided and accommodation will be available for participants coming from outside the Tulkarem area. Participation in the event will be free, though we kindly ask for donations as a gesture of appreciation for the training and hosting. (Non-Palestinian guests are asked to contribute 20 EUR per day.)”
Date: 13 – 27 April 2014
Location: Hakoritna Farm, Tulkarem
For more information please contact:
Fayez Taneeb: 059 9827434
Aida Shibli: firstname.lastname@example.org
All participants wishing to attend the event must complete a registration form, available from the above email address.
In service of a free and green Palestine!