Post-Conference Events

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November 11, 2014 – Public Lecture Program Madison Public Library, Room 301
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Zoughbi Zoughbi, Founder and Director of Wi’am, The Palestinian Conflict Resolution/Transformation Center based in Bethlehem Nonviolence and Restorative Justice in Palestine/Israel.

Zoughbi Zoughbi Talk photoZoughbi Zoughbi is the founder and director of the Palestinian Conflict Resolution/Transformation Center based in Bethlehem. Known by the name “Wi’am,” the Arabic word meaning “cordial relationships,” the center offers mediation, training, and counseling to help resolve community disputes. It includes a trauma-coping program for children, leadership training for women, and nonviolence education programs. Wi’am and Zoughbi were honored by World Vision in 2010 with their International Peacemaker of the Year Award.
Zoughbi, also a city council member in Bethlehem, is involved in the Mennonite Central Committee in Jerusalem, the World Council of Churches, the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the Arab Partnership for Conflict Prevention. His work as a nonviolence educator has taken him to Costa Rica, Denmark, Holland, Japan, Lebanon, Poland, and the United States.

A free-will offering will be received to benefit Wi’am’s programs of restorative justice.
All UNA-USA Dane County Programs are free and open to the public.


Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, one of the distinguished Plenary speakers at the Madison Voices for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land Conference, will be preaching after the conference on November 9th at 5:00 PM Vespers at The Crossing, 1127 University Ave. (corner of University and Charter)  on the UW  Madison campus.

Naim-Ateek crossing

Reverend Dr. Naim Ateek is the founder and president of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem. He is author and editor of numerous books, including Justice and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation; Faith and the Intifada: Palestinian Christian Voices; Jerusalem: What Makes for Peace; Our Story: The Palestinians; Holy Land, Hollow Jubilee: God, Justice and the Palestinians; and A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation.

All are welcome
Following the Student meal at 6:00 pm, students are invited to join Rev. Ateek in a small group discussion of liberation theology from 6:45-7:45 pm.; 1127 University Ave.  Madison, WI