This webinar is sponsored by the Peace & Justice Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and Episcopal Peace Fellowship-Palestine Israel Network. It follows the resolution Confronting Apartheid approved by the Diocesan Convention in November 2021 that recognized that Israeli treatment of Palestinians constitutes apartheid as defined in international law. How do people of faith and conscience take a moral stand on this issue?
Richard Falk – Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University and former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 – will explain how Israel’s apartheid corresponds to the definition in international conventions.
Brant Rosen – founder and Rabbi of the synagogue Tzedek Chicago and co-founder of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council – will discuss how Judaism inspires Jews to oppose apartheid.
Mai Kakish Khader –Director of TEE Arabic Language & Culture for Children of the Arab Diaspora, board member of the Seraj Library Project, founder and writer with Almondandfig.com – will describe how apartheid affects the daily life of her family in Palestine.
Harry Gunkel – member of the Steering Committee of Episcopal Peace Fellowship-Palestine Israel Network – will facilitate.