Palestine Peacemakers - UK
Speaking Tour - 19th to 29th April
The Peace Cycle is proud to host a UK
speaking tour featuring two prominent speakers from
George Rishmawi is a
Palestinian Christian from the Bethlehem area. George is Co-ordinator
of the Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies in Beit Sahour,
and is board member of the Network of Christian
Organisations in Bethlehem.
George has toured the USA speaking to churches about the
indigenous Christians in Palestine, and encouraging
Christians to visit the Holy Land. His talk and presentation
is combined with a film showing and displays of traditional
Palestinian crafts - olive wood carvings, embroidery, etc.
- which have provided an income for Christians in Palestine
for hundreds of years.
Eyad Burnat is a Palestinian Muslim from
Bil'in. He is founder of the Movement for Freedom and
Justice in Bil'in - one of the most highly respected and
well known non-violent movements in Palestine. Bil'in is a
small village north of Jerusalem and is directly in the path
of the Separation Wall being built by Israel - the wall has
been declared illegal in the International Court, and the
residents of Bil'in are joined by many Israelis in a
peaceful weekly protest which has become synonymous with the
non-violent movement against occupation in Palestine. Eyad
will be showing the film Bil'in Habibti (Bil'in My Love),
which won Best Documentary at the Jerusalem International
Film Festival in 2006, as part of his UK tour.