World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel
Sep 15 – Sep 22 all-day

logo of world council of churchesThe World Council of Churches invites member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations around the world to join together for a week of prayer for a  just peace for all in Palestine and Israel.

The theme in 2019 is “Humanity and Equality in God’s Creation”.

The ongoing conflict and injustice in Palestine and Israel has created victims from all communities. This situation affects the future for everyone in the region, denies the equal human dignity of all people, and in all aspects of God’s creation. Though we are all created equally in God’s image, the military occupation and its discriminatory practices and impacts on entire Palestinian communities is an obstacle to the fullness of life for all in God’s creation.

Drone warfare from Gaza to raqqa with Chris Coles @ Mill Hill chapel
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chris Coles is the Director of Drone wars UK and vice-chair of Pax Christi UK. A rare opportunity to hear about this relatively new aspect of warfare and how it is being used in the Israel Palestine conflict.

Everyone is welcome at Sabeel-Kairos events in Yorkshire.

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I Have Met The Enemy (and the enemy is us)
Sep 27 – Oct 5 all-day

An exciting unique theatre event coming to Bradford from 27th September – 5th October.

What if we said that Britain (this tiny island) is the second biggest arms dealer in the world?

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A former British soldier and a Palestinian citizen meet in an intimate and powerful exchange, in a joint attempt to understand the UK arms trade and its impact around the world. Through differing perspectives and a shared love of techno, I Have Met the Enemy (and the enemy is us) takes us on a personal and political journey into the darkest corners of what makes Britain tick.

Common Wealth will transform community spaces into worlds for audiences to explore – worlds charged with light, sound and robotics.

I Have Met the Enemy is part techno party, part investigation and above all else, a call to action.

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Keep Space for Peace Demonstration at Menwith Hill NSA base @ Menwith Hill Communications Base
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

people with bannersYorkshire CND will be marking Keep Space for Peace Week (5th-12th October) with a demonstration at NSA Menwith Hill, near Harrogate. The focus of this year’s week of protest will be NATO.
There will be FREE transportation from the Bradford CND Office and from Leeds, please get in touch with them for a lift.

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Chances for Peace in the 2020’s: From Climate Crisis to Peaceful Planet @ Judi Dench drama studio
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This event has been organised by Grassington Peace Group. Paul Rogers is always worth listening to!

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Film Showing: Voices Across the Divide
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Voices Across the Divide posterThe Justice & Peace Commission has joined forces with the Leeds Pax Christi group to show this film aboout the Palestinian conflict. It will be shown as part of the Leeds Palestinian Film Festival.

Voices Across the Divide is a powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Narrated by Alice Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel, the film follows her personal journey as I begin to understand the Palestinian narrative, while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US.

Booking for this event will open in the Autumn.