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Advocating Empathy and Reconciliation in the Midst of Conflict

September 28, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Palestinian peace activist, Professor Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi, and Rabbi Jill Jacobs, CEO of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, will engage in a conversation on the topic of “Advocating Empathy and Reconciliation in the Midst of Conflict.”

Dajani is a former professor of Political Science at Al-Quds University and founder of the Wasatia Movement, an Islamic movement dedicated to justice, moderation, understanding, and peace. Through Wasatia, Dajani advocates for an Islam that is true to its Koranic foundations, which call for freedom of religion, tolerance, reconciliation, coexistence, cooperation, and interfaith dialogue. For his work, Dajani is the recipient of the Simon Wiesenthal Award for Civic Engagement to Combat Antisemitism.

Rabbi Jacobs is the CEO of T’ruah, an organization that trains and mobilizes more than 2,300 rabbis and cantors and their communities to bring a moral voice to protecting and advancing human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories.

Together, they will speak about how to advocate for empathy, even when one’s own community is caught up in a conflict.