Please contact San Diego Site Director Sarah Heirendt at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about our upcoming events. HOP takes no political position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict beyond affirming the human rights of all involved. Please reference Our Values here. Our events are designed to inspire dialogue amongst supporters and alumni and expose supporters to diverse perspectives. We hope you will join us!
Many walls separate Palestinians and Israelis – walls of concrete, of mistrust, of ignorance, of fear. This film follows a group of Americans, led by Rabbi Dov Taylor and Hands of Peace Director of Facilitation and Mejdi Guide Husam Jubran, on a 2016 trip to explore what life is like in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Many of those on the trip describe their own reflection and transformation as a result of these intense encounters.
“Seeing Through the Walls” invites and challenges viewers to question their own preconceptions as well. Please arrive by 6:00 p.m. for refreshments and mingling. Screening will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. To RSVP click here. For more information contact Sarah Heirendt.
HOPEducation & Pax Christi Movie Night
“The Sultan and The Saint”
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. James Catholic Church Parish Hall
625 S. Nardo Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075
Join us for a community screening of “The Sultan and the Saint”, a true story of Muslim and Christian peace making. An acclaimed film that has received over 19 awards and been featured on PBS, the story follows two men of faith, one a traveling Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, who bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground. It is the story of Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, and their meeting on a bloody battlefield during the period of Christian-Muslim conflict known as the Crusades. Light refreshments will be provided and the screening will begin promptly at 6:45 p.m. A short discussion will follow the film. To RSVP click here. For more information, contact Sarah Heirendt. This event is sponsored by Hands of Peace and Pax Christi San Diego.