San Diego Events Calendar

Please contact San Diego Site Director Sarah Heirendt at 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!

HOPEducation Night
Interfaith Perspectives on Middle East Peace 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
925 Balour Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
Join us for an interfaith panel featuring local Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders who will discuss the role religion plays in conflict and the opportunity to use religious practices to contribute to peace. Hands of Peace, in partnership with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Church, are pleased to co-host this much anticipated event. Dinner will be served from 6:30-7:00 p.m. followed by the panel discussion, a Q&A and a short Hands of Peace presentation, including reflections from alumni about interfaith dialogue. Come hear diverse perspectives with a shared hope for the future. Please RSVP at

HOPEducation screening of “Seeing Through the Wall: Meeting Ourselves in Palestine and Israel”
Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cardiff Branch Library
2081 Newcastle Avenue, Cardiff by the  Sea, CA 92007

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.


Image result for sultan and the saint imagesHOPEducation & 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.