Tag Archives: palestine

Join a Peace Team in Palestine

Meta Peace Team seeks potential members for its upcoming Peace Team work in Palestine. Meta Peace Team (MPT) has been creating nonviolent alternatives to militarism and violence through empowered peacemaking since 1993. As part of their practice, they have been placing peace teams in places such as Iraq, Haiti, Bosnia, Egypt, Panama, Mexico, Gaza Strip,… read more


Metta Center presents an evening with Ali Abu Awwad Ali, a Palestinian peace activist, joins us to speak about the Taghyeer (Change) Palestinian National Nonviolence Movement.  Taghyeer is dedicated to fostering Palestinian national nonviolent identity in action – through which communities, leaders, and organizations come together to address social development needs, and at the same time… read more

Living the Diaspora – Podcast

In this episode of Peace Paradigm Radio we have two special guests from Palestine to discuss what it means to be Palestinian, past and present. Therese Mughannam, part of North Coast Coalition for Palestine, and cultural historian Amin Kalaf join our hosts Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook to talk about belonging, dispossession, personal experiences… read more

Walls Can Fall Down- Podcast

This week on Peace Paradigm we are joined by guest Claire Anastas, a Palestinian from Bethlehem whose house has been surrounded on three sides by the separation wall. She discusses her home and family, her resistance and collaboration against the wall and occupation, as well as a story about meeting Banksy while he was painting… read more

“When care is revolutionary”–Daily Metta

November 10: “An owner never spoils his property.” –Gandhi (Young India, August 4, 1927) Gandhi, talking to mill workers in 1927, wanted them to understand their power. Without labor, he insisted, there would be no product. He tells them, “When you know that the mill is as much yours as the mill-owners’, you will never… read more

“Facing Provocation”–Daily Metta

February 1 “Victory is impossible until we are able to keep our temper under the gravest provocation.” –Gandhi (Young India, 8-25-1921) In the summer of 2014, my colleagues from the Metta Center and I visited a village in the occupied West Bank of Palestine, At-Tuwani. From within this impoverished village of sheep herders has sprung… read more

Turning Fear into Power

This article was originally posted on Wagingnonviolence.org on October 14, 2014. Linda Sartor standing on a Soviet tank outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. (WNV / Peggy Gish)   Linda Sartor is not afraid to die. Dedicated to nonviolence, she spent 10 years after September 11, 2001 traveling to conflict zones throughout the world as an unarmed… read more

Tragedy and Humanity in Hebron

A little over a week ago I stood in the South Hebron Hills not far from the spot where, we now know, three Israeli teens had been put to death, assumedly by operatives of the Palestinian organization Hamas (though that is far from proven at this time). I was visiting a prominent nonviolent Palestinian activist… read more

Iyad Burnat: “We’ll do it next Friday”

By Josie Setzler (our wonderful volunteer blogger) “We’ll do it next Friday!” Iyad Burnat tells our audience the words that he uses with his fellow demonstrators. Every Friday since 2005 Iyad’s Popular Committee has led demonstrations to protest the wall built through the middle of their village Bil’in by Israel.   After 7 long years, he… read more

Reflections on a Double Strategy

Written for and originally posted at Service Space.    I know Cindy and Craig Corrie.  They were not seeking revenge when they brought a civil case against the Israeli government for the appalling death of their daughter Rachel, who was crushed under an Israeli military bulldozer when she was trying to protect a Palestinian home… read more