New Futures for Palestine-Israel

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Lenny Grob is Prof. Emeritus of Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University. His two main areas of interest are Holocaust Studies and Palestinian-Israeli dialogue.

 Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb is cofounder and resident of Community of Living Traditions at Stonypoint Center, cofounder of The Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence,
an advisory board member of Jewish Voice for Peace, cofounder of the Muslim-Jewish Peacewalk for Interfaith Solidarity and former director of
ME programing at AFSC in San Francisco. She is also a member of The Fellowship of Reconciliation and leads frequent delegations to Israel and Palestine, as well
as civilian diplomacy delegations to Iran.


Khader Humied Is an architect and a teacher  who was born in Palestine and lives and works in Rockland.
Mark C. Johnson Lived in Lebanon from 1967-1974, and worked on the national staff of the YMCA of the USA from 2001-2006 visiting Jerusalem in support of the Jerusalem International YMCA often during those years.  He serves as the executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation USA which supports a number of program initiatives to advance the work of conflict transformation and reconciliation.

Sister Cecelia Lavan, OP (Order of Preachers): Activist for social justice in the Hudson Valley region.  With the support of the Blauvelt Dominican Sisters, visited the Gaza Strip with a Code Pink delegation in May 2009 to witness the situation on the ground.
Alan Levin is a Licensed Psychotherapist and teaches meditationHe has a primary focus on the integration of spirituality and political and social action.
Sister Dorothy Maxwell, OP (Order of Preachers)  Catholic Sisters have always ministered to educate and heal wherever possible.  Today we join with many groups throughout the world to address issues of injustice.  It is my mission and that of so many others I meet today to bring peace to the poor and disenfranchised.


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