Speakers to address water, religion and peace in Middle East
The University of Illinois at Chicago presents “Reviving the Jordan River: Islam, Judaism, Ecology and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” a program on religious traditions and ecological peacemaking in the Jordan River region.
UIC Institute for the Humanities
Stevenson Hall, lower level
701 S. Morgan St.
The Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian directors of Friends of the Earth Middle East, an environmental peacemaking organization, will discuss a faith-based initiative to engage Muslims, Jews and Christians in efforts to restore the Jordan River, currently at three percent of its historical flow.
Featured speakers Gidon Bromberg (Israeli director), Nader Khateeb (Palestinian director) and Munqeth Mehyar (Jordanian director) will address fairness in resource distribution and collective conservation efforts as a path to peace, and the role of religious traditions in ecological peacemaking.
Friends of the Earth Middle East works with local Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian communities on sharing vital resources like water and advocates for environmental justice.
Admission is free for the program, which is sponsored by the UIC Jewish-Muslim Initiative and the UIC Institute for the Humanities.
Call (312) 996-6354. For more information, visit the UIC Institute for the Humanities.