- 19 October 2016: Politics Is Personal: Women’s Perspectives
EPMED partnered with Politics is Personal to hold an exhibition at the European Parliament, portraying the stories of some of the Israeli and Palestinian women living the conflict. Political is Personal, within the spirit of the principles of gender mainstreaming and UNSCR 1325, was inspired to create a way in which the women living out the realities and consequences of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be heard. PiP envisions a world where women’s voices are essential in conflict zones, the initiative’s long term objective is to not only contribute to policy shaping, study and long term resolutions in this conflict, but to do so in other conflict zones as well.
The event was hosted by Jean Lambert, Green MEP for the London region.
(l): MEP Martina Andersen, EPMED’s Christiaan Gevers-Deynoot, PiP’s Sarah Arnd-Linder, MEP Jean Lambert
(r) European Parliament Opening Cermony Invitation
- 19 & 20 September 2016:
“One of the best inter–faith initiatives we have been involved in”- Dr Rev Ken Newell
“It was good to learn about alternative approaches that did not shy away from the daily difficulties”- Anon.
“Were there more of such participants in the region that the likelihood of peace would be more assured. My fear is that there are far too many of the ‘I am right, so you are wrong’ sort of persons on both sides for there to be a resolution in the near future. But, then, I never thought that I would see peace in Northern Ireland in my own lifetime…so, let’s hope and pray that I am no less wrong about this conflict in the Middle East”– Anon.
EPMED and the Irish School of Ecumenics hosted a two day track II dialogue conference engaging speakers from Palestine and Israel regarding inter-faith dialogue, and faith-based progress in peacebuilding and cross-community engagement.
- February 2016: Film Screening “A Third Way”: Brussels and Dublin
A Third Way
Producer and Director: Harvey Stein, JerusalemNewYork Productions.
EPMED screened A Third Way in Brussels & Dublin in February 2016, thanks to the generous funding from the Pollination Project (https://thepollinationproject.org/). This film is a documentary about interfaith and intercultural dialogue efforts in Israel and Palestine, and was followed by a Q&A with Director Harvey Stein
1. Monday 15 February at 12:00-14:15 at Norway House (Brussels)
2. Monday 15 February at 17:00-19.30 at Brussels School of International Studies (Brussels)
3. Thursday 18 February at 18:00- 20:30 at Trinity College Dublin, Irish School of Ecumenics (Dublin)