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Spring 2014 Events

 

         Forum on 15 Lecture Series

         Precarity Series

Fall 2013 Events

Reviving the Jordan River: Islam, Judaism, Ecology, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  Add To Calendar

Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director
Nader Khateeb, Palestinian Director
Munqeth Mehyar, Jordanian Director
  • Date(s): Tuesday, 10/8 4:00 PM to Tuesday, 10/8 6:00 PM
  • Campus Address: Institute for the Humnities, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
  • Address: 701 South Morgan Street
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: huminst@uic.edu
  • Website: http://huminst.las.uic.edu
  • Phone: 312-996-6354

Reviving the Jordan River:Islam, Judaism, Ecology, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 

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


Recordings: 
Click here to view "Reviving the Jordan River" event recordings.

In the News:  New York Times Op-ed by Thomas Friedman on Friends of the Earth Middle East


Sponsored by: UIC Jewish-Muslim Initiative.



 
   
     
     
     

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