Syria’s Lost Generation: The real cost of a decade-long war

This month marks 10 years since the start of the prolonged conflict in Syria that has displaced over 5.6 million Syrian refugees globally, with another 6.2 million displaced internally. At least half of Syria’s refugees are children, leaving an entire generation knowing only war, destruction and extreme poverty.As parts of the country struggle to rebuild, Syrian children displaced by war are at the crossroads of adapting to new surroundings elsewhere around the world while maintaining a connection to their home and heritage and hoping for peace.

To hear some of their powerful stories and insights from others who have been on the front lines of this conflict, we invite you to tomorrow’s launch of “Syria’s Lost Generation,” the new original podcast series by FP Studios, in partnership with World Vision and the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Foundation.

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Mariam Tadros Appointed Peacemaker Trustee

A graduate in Theology and Religious Studies, Mariam also has a postgraduate degree in Conflict Regulation in Divided Societies. Mariam has previously worked with Tearfund in their operational response in the Kurdish region of Iraq as well as working on the West and Central Africa desk. Mariam is a Technical Specialist for Peacebuilding, supporting peacebuilding projects in the Middle East, Central Asia, Latin America and West Africa – providing strategic and technical support to teams globally as well as conflict transformation training.

Christian Zionism as Imperial Theology

Munther Isaac is a Palestinian Christian pastor and theologian. He now pastors the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem. He is also the academic dean of Bethlehem Bible College, and is the director of the highly acclaimed and influential Christ at the Checkpoint conferences. 

Munther is passionate about issues related to the Palestinian theology. He speaks locally and internationally and has published numerous articles on issues related to the theology of the land, Palestinian Christians and Palestinian theology, holistic mission and reconciliation. He is the author of “The Other Side of the Wall”, “From Land to Lands, from Eden to the Renewed Earth”, “An Introduction to Palestinian Theology” (in Arabic), and a commentary on the book of Daniel (in Arabic). He is also involved in many reconciliation and interfaith forums. He is also a Kairos Palestine board member. 

Munther originally studied civil engineering in Birzeit University in Palestine. He then obtained a Master in Biblical Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary and then a PhD from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies.

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Nile Valley Cairo: Helping Vulnerable Street Girls

We work together with a local organisation in an enormous slum to the west of Cairo. Its goal is to enable vulnerable girls to go to school and learn to stand up for themselves. We have chosen a target group of 200 such girls because that is what we are able to cope with.

These girls largely live on the streets, where they beg or try to sell various trinkets. But they need to go to school, and we help with this. Our various projects encourage these girls to have a more positive self-image and to set higher goals for themselves in life. We also provide various sorts of training that will enable them to find better work later on.

If you would like to know more, look at our website www.nijlvallei.nl or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/nijlvallei.

The Other Side of The Wall: A Palestinian Christian Narrative of Lament and Hope

The Cambridge Centre for Palestine Studies (CCPS) is delighted to be launching its Book Discussion Series, which aims at presenting and discussing books published about pertinent issues to Palestine in various academic disciplines. Given the global pandemic, and until further notice, the CCPS Book Discussion Series will be held via online facilities. With the contribution of an author and other guests, a panel will be formed. 

The output will be posted on the website of CCPS and will be an integral part of its resources. In order to receive the Zoom address, please make sure to let us know on: admin@ccps.org  

Cultivation and Climate: A Palestinian Perspective

For Fairtrade Fortnight, on Friday 26th February, Kairos Reading is holding a Zoom event with two Palestinian speakers: Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh from the Palestine Museum of Natural History and Muhanad Al-Qaisy from the Keep Hope Alive Olive Tree Campaign. They will be talking on the effects of climate and other factors, including, of course, the occupation on cultivation and fairtrade issues in Palestine.

To register your interest for the event and to receive the Zoom link to the meeting, please email: kairosreading1@gmail.com We are not charging for the event but we would encourage people to donate to either project or both.

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