Listen. Learn. Lean into Peace.

How did we get here? It starts with Abraham, Sarah and Hagar. It starts with ancient promises of land and identity. The story includes ongoing struggles for power and ongoing yearnings for peace.

Come listen to stories that instruct us, come listen for the heartbreaking yearnings of Jews and Palestinians. Come pray with Rev. Dr. Jacqui, a universalist Christian who believes in love. Period. Who honors all the journeys. Who is, like you, a student trying to understand this moment, and how to work across faiths to make it better.

We must listen, learn, lean into peace. AND our prayers and actions matter.

One of the ways we’re nurturing peace is by hosting a series of public conversations, with folks whose voices should be heard more widely: Peace Talks — a noun and a verb.

Click the links below to register for future conversations:

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 8:00 p.m. ET: Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis & Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney, renowned biblical scholar and the Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School

Watch previous conversations at the link below, to move beyond social media sound bytes into the nuance about this conflict, so we can all know more and be better advocates for peace.

Listen. Learn. Lean into Peace. Playlist

Resources for Further Learning

5 Books to Read

Independant Films to Watch

Comprehensive Timeline

Comprehensive Timeline with Details and Analysis

Humanitarian Aid Funds

Donations to United Hatzalah

Donations to Medical Aid for Palestinians

Donations to the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund

Donations to Magen David Adom

Sermons by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

“kNOw Justice, kNOw Peace” – October 29, 2o23