A Palestinian’s View of Reconciliation within Palestinians’ Lives
Herrick Public Library
Zoughbi Zoughbi, founder and director of Wi’am: The Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center, a grassroots civil society organization based in Bethlehem in the West Bank. As listed on their website, “Wi’am In Arabic,“wi’am” means “cordial relationships,” and developing relationships is the essence of our mission. We help resolve disputes within the Palestinian community at the grassroots level by implementing the traditional Arab form of mediation, known as Sulha, along with Western models of conflict transformation. We have programs that empower children, youth, women and men, addressing the psychological and physiological consequences of long-term conflict.”
At Kairos West Michigan, we work to unify and mobilize West Michigan Christians to take a stand for peace in Israel/Palestine. We believe that the time is right and that God is preparing the way for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine.