On Thursday, March 29th, at 7:30p.m. at Bethlehem UCC, 423 S. 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice will be sponsoring a “Voices on the Wall.”
The purpose of the event is to facilitate more understanding of the wall that Israel is constructing in the West Bank and the needs and perspectives of those on either side of the wall.
The government of Israel asserts that the barrier is necessary to help prevent terrorist attacks, and that it has been successful at that.
Critics assert that the wall violates international law, and former President Jimmy Carter contends that it is one of the most significant political obstacles to any future peace.
At this event we have asked people, representing a wide variety of perspectives, to talk about their own experiences and perspectives on the wall. Our hope is that this dialogue will help us to create bridges of understanding which will allow us to come together across our differences and find the common ground which will allow us to work for a peace that will benefit all.
Official Website: http://www.icpj.net/voicesonthewall
Added by ICPJ on March 6, 2007