Preparations have begun for the annual gathering of UNJPPI. It will be held September 23-25 in Saskatoon.
Our theme is “Pathways Forward to Justice and Reconciliation – Stories from Canada, Palestine and Israel”
Confirmed presenters are Rev. Dr. Brian Thorpe; Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne. We are in the process of asking others. One part of our work will be to make connections between First Nations issues and the situation in Palestine/Israel.
Several workshops on particular topics are being created. There will be opportunities for those just beginning to learn about these issues as well as ways for others to go into more depth.
The Moderator, Rt. Rev. Jordan Cantwell will be present throughout the gathering and will be on the panel reflecting on the Friday night film as well as preaching on Sunday morning. Both these events will be open to all people in the Saskatoon area.
The film, On the Side of the Road will be shown Friday night. Its creator, Lia Tarachansky will present it.
We have revised our cost structure to try and make it more affordable for local people while still having a travel pool so that those from further away can afford to come. That information will be available soon.
Please mark this date in your calendar – plan to arrive for dinner on Friday and to leave in the late afternoon Sunday. We look forward to enjoying Prairie hospitality.
Marianna Harris, Steve Berube,
United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel.