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Join People Across the World in a One-Day Fast in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners' in their Hunger Strike August 30


 

Call for Palestine solidarity activists at Unity Rally scheduled for Chicago Federal Plaza on August 29

 


 

Atlanta Forum on Religion in the 2004 Elections on September 8th
SAVE THE DATE
 
 
Atlanta Forum on Religion in the 2004 Elections
 
 
Religion has already played a larger role earlier in the 2004
presidential elections than anyone, including us, might have foreseen.
Yet none of us are surprised that religion is a major subject for
discussion in an election year.
 
Join The Interfaith Alliance Foundation, Interfaith Alliance of Georgia
and The Greater Atlanta Interfaith Alliance on September 8th for an
exciting forum where major national thought leaders will explore the
dynamics involved in the early and impassioned interest in religion in
the presidential primary season. We will also discuss "what does all
this mean" for the 2004 general election.
 
Panelists have an exceptional understanding of the importance of faith
in personal life and how faith can be used during the political season.
More details to come soon.
 
Wednesday, September 8th
10am - 11:30am
 
(breakfast "meet-and-greet" begins at 9:15)
 
Georgia World Congress Center - Building B
Meeting Room B403 -- Level 4
 
Enter through the Andrew Young International Blvd. Entrance
Event is FREE, Open to public
 
To Reserve A Seat:
 
Please contact Jenny Davis at
The Interfaith Alliance, (800) 510-0969
jdavis@interfaithalliance.org
 
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The Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation are
national organizations with 150,000 members drawn from 70 different
religious traditions and 47 local Alliances across the country. Our
mission focuses on the intersection of religion and politics. Working
to see that religion plays a positive and healing role in the life of
the nation, we challenge those who would manipulate religion for
partisan political gain or manipulate politics for sectarian gain.
 
The Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation's
election year program, One Nation, Many Faiths. Vote 2004 helps
candidates, voters, faith leaders, Houses of worship and the media
navigate the sometimes treacherous waters at the intersection of
religion and politics. The program also activates our 150,000 members
drawn from 70 faith traditions and 47 local Alliances to lead public
debates on religious liberty and to cast informed votes on Election Day.
 
 
 
 
Kamal Abu-Shamsieh
 
Organizer, Congregational Partnership Program
The Interfaith Alliance/The Interfaith Alliance Foundation
1331 H Street, NW 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Office: (202) 639-6370
FAX (202) 639-6375
Alternative Telephone: (626) 354-3367
kshamsieh@interfaithalliance.org
http://www.interfaithalliance.org/
 
Religion is part of ordinary life: the workplace, the worlds of friendly
interaction, the mall, the academy, the media, the gallery. But it takes
on special importance in the political realm. -- Martin Marty --

 


 

STOP THE WALL TOUR - August 13 - 14

 


 

ďUpdate from PalestineĒ Community-Wide Event
 

Palestinian Visitors Joining Hands Against Hunger/Palestine

(a Project of Presbyterian Answer to Hunger)

 
Please Join Us
 
Tuesday, August 10, 7:00 pm
North Decatur Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia
(corner of Medlock and North Decatur Rds.)
 
FEATURING:
 
* Dr. Bishara Awad, Founder and President of the Bethlehem Bible College
 
* Hanan Bannoura, Co-founder and President, Palestinian Working Womenís
Society for Development, Ramallah
 
* Imad Nasser, Project Manager of the Wiíam Conflict Resolution Mediation
Center, Bethlehem
 
* Hekmat El Sarraj, Educator, Society for Saving the Future of Our Youth,
Beach Camp, Gaza
 
 
Presentation will be followed by questions and answers.
Please forward widely.
 
For more information email Rev. Kirby Lawrence-Hill: KlawHill@aol.com

 

 


 

Council for the National Interest

At 9:05 PM (August 4, 2004) Eastern time, C-SPAN (1) will re-air its coverage of today's press conference held by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA). In the conference CNI president Eugene Bird spoke about his recent trip with fellow diplomats to the West Bank, including a visit with Yasser Arafat. For those who saw the conference live but missed the ending, the re-air of the conference will be shown in its entirety. C-SPAN will also host the entire video on their website for several weeks, after which point you can order a tape from them for $45 (Program ID: 182972).


Along with Mr. Bird, the panel included former ambassadors Andrew Killgore, Carleton Coon, Executive Editor of WRMEA Richard Curtiss, and a statement from former ambassador Edward Peck. The panel discussed the realities of life in the West Bank and how the Israeli separation barrier impedes everyday life for thousands of Palestinians.
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Council for the National Interest Foundation click here:

 

 

 

 

 
Earth, a planet hungry for peace

 Apartheid Wall

   
The Israeli Land-Grab Apartheid Wall built inside the Palestinian territories, here separating Abu Dis from occupied East Jerusalem. (IPC, 7/4/04).

 

The Israeli apartheid (security) wall around Palestinian population centers in the West Bank, like a Python. (Alquds,10/25/03).

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