Welcome to the Churches for Middle East Peace Event Calendar! We hope you join us at an event soon.
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The Joint Nakba Day Ceremony (May 15), hosted by Combatants for Peace, brings together Palestinians, Israelis, and the international community to remember, honor, and acknowledge the Nakba – when more than half a million Palestinians were displaced from their homes in 1948. Translated from Arabic as ‘the Catastrophe’, this experience is central to Palestinians’ collective memory and to the history of the wider conflict.
On May 15, 2022, at 1 PM ET, we will mourn and bear witness together and by doing so, we aim to create a better future for all. The history of marginalized populations is often omitted, if not altogether erased, from mainstream narratives. This event aims to emphasize and amplify the storied history of the Palestinian experience, a history that is so frequently prevented from being shared. Personal testimonies from everyday people will replace political statements, providing an in-depth and emotional account of historical events. Acknowledging and honoring this reality is the only path to forging a peaceful future with true equality, freedom, and dignity for all. The ceremony will navigate across the past, present, and future. The past cannot be undone. But our acknowledgment and understanding of it in the present can be a source of healing – and can lay the groundwork for creating a different future, free of occupation, violence, and suffering.
CMEP is proud to sponsor this event. The registration is being handled through the American Friends of Combatants for Peace and the link below will take you to their website.