Panel Discussion: Peace and Reconciliation in the Middle East (Tomorrow)


Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace. (photo:

Can multifaith dialogue help promote reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians? Can “constructive conflict” bring the two sides closer to peace?

Date: Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Overlake Christian Church
Student Room
9900 Willows Rd NE
Redmond, WA 98052
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Tickets: Free
Event Details

The panel will discuss how multifaith dialogue and engagement in constructive conflict can help lead to a comprehensive resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. During this gathering you will also hear about work being done in Palestine, Israel, and the United States to help achieve peace and justice in the Holy Land.

If you’d like to better understand the realities affecting both Israelis and Palestinians, and how people of faith in the United States can play a positive role in pursuing peace, please join us on Sunday, Feb 25 and Overlake Christian Church in Redmond.

About the Participants

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon is the executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church. Mae formerly served as the senior director of Advocacy and Outreach for World Vision U.S. in Washington, DC and as a consultant to the Middle East for child advocacy issues for Compassion International in Jerusalem. Mae holds an MDiv from North Park Theological Seminary and received her doctorate in American History with a minor in Middle Eastern studies at the University of California (Davis) focusing on the history of the American Protestant church in Israel and Palestine.

Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth is the director of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution. Daniel has been teaching advanced rabbinics, Bible, conflict resolution and other subjects at Pardes for over 10 years. He is also a lecturer at Bar Ilan’s Program for Conflict Resolution, a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution and an Israeli certified court mediator. He holds a MA in Talmud from Hebrew University, a B.Ed in Jewish Philosophy and Talmud from Herzog Teachers’ College. Daniel is married with four children and lives in Jerusalem.

Aziz Abu Sarah is an entrepreneur, speaker, peace builder and author. He is a National Geographic Explorer and a TED Fellow. In 2009, Aziz co-founded MEJDI Tours, a cultural exploration vehicle for an ever-changing travel market. In 2014, he gave a TED Talk about his vision for redefining tourism. Aziz has spoken at numerous international organizations and universities and published articles in The New York Times, National Geographic, TED, Haaretz, the Jerusalem Post and regularly provides analysis for CNN, Fox, and Aljazeera among others. He was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Strategic Centre in Jordan for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

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