There will be a program in Grand Rapids on Thursday, September 8th at 7:00pm entitled “Can We Find Common Ground Between Israel and Palestine?” This event will be an evening of respectful dialogue around one of the hardest questions facing our global community. The event will be free and will be held at Loosemore Auditorium, GVSU’s DeVos Center, 401 W. Fulton St.
Two speakers will help facilitate the event: Abdullah Antepli and Donniel Hartman. Abdullah is Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs and was the first imam at Duke University. He is co-director of the Muslim Leadership Initiative which invited North American Muslims to engage in dialogue with the Jewish community in America and in Israel through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Donniel is the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Orthodox rabbi, and author of Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself. He has been a frequent presenter at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute’s sponsored Jewish-Christian-Muslim triennial dialogues.
For more information or to RSVP for the event, please visit their website.