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Stand with the Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF): sign the petition

PCFF, a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families who have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict, has for years conducted dialogue meetings for youth and adults in schools.  The dialogues are led by two PCFF members, an Israeli and a Palestinian, who tell their personal stories of bereavement and explain their choice to engage in dialogue instead of revenge. The Israeli Ministry of Education recently rejected the Parents Circle application to continue working in schools. Please consider signing their petition asking the Minister to reverse their decision.

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Do the People Silencing Bereaved Parents Know Our Pain? (Israel/Palestine)

According to the American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum, “the Israeli government has recently announced its intention to restrict the Parents Circle’s public activities, starting with the removal of its Dialogue Meeting programs from Israeli schools…based on false allegations that the Dialogue Meetings [it often hosts in schools] denigrates IDF soldiers.”  The dialogue meetings being challenged are led by two PCFF members, an Israeli and a Palestinian, who tell their personal stories of bereavement and explain their choice to engage in dialogue instead of revenge.

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Safeguarding Peace Education

Join the American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum, with special guest, Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, for a webinar on the status of the threats to their peace education program in Israeli schools (February 27).

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Education for Peace dialogues hosted by National Ministry of Education in Cartagena, Colombia

“New possible paths” was the motto of the Education for Peace Meeting, a space whose purpose was to initiate dialogues to collect knowledge, experiences, challenges and proposals that allow progress in the implementation of education for peace, coexistence, and reconciliation in Colombia.

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