Hear how they are coping in Palestine!
When our world is turned upside down as it has been with the COVID-19 restrictions, it is natural that our focus turns inward and our energy is taken up with just trying not to feel overwhelmed by all of the new things being asked of us. Staying connected to what is happening elsewhere is a gift for us, helping us to keep up our dreams and motivation alive for building a more just and peaceful world. In the words of Franciscan priest Richard Rohr: “We are in the midst of a highly teachable moment. We have a chance to go deep, and to go abroad. Globally, we’re in this together. Depth is being forced on us by great suffering, which always leads to great love.”
We know that we need to tap into a great love to assist people in understanding life under occupation, something that is unimaginable for most of us. Now is an opportunity to foster an authentic connection to the Palestinian people. It is no longer a stretch for us to understand imposed isolation, separation, losing our income overnight and living with little control in a future unknown.
The webinar recording is now available for streaming with live testimony from the following speakers:
Dr. Rand Askalan – Takween (Ramallah)
Hadeel Shatara – Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network (Palestine)
Raed Shakshak – We Are Not Numbers (Gaza)
Zoughbi and Tarek Alzoughbi – Wi’am (Bethlehem)
We invite you to receive their stories and lend your time and energy to spreading them far and wide, seizing this opportunity to shine a spotlight on this unbearable occupation that is becoming even more so in the circumstances of COVID-19.