Women Creating a Dialogue Set Example for Peace

On September 27, 2016, a group of students from Manual and Sacred Heart High Schools as well as several people from the community gathered together in the Manual auditorium to hear how a group of women who live in an area known for war and segregation, found a way to become friends.

Women Creating a Dialogue is a group of women who live in the Western Galilee of Israel.  The group includes Muslims, Christians and Jews, which formed approximately 9 months earlier.  They first started to gather once a month over a meal where they learned about each other’s culture and became friends. These women are living examples of shattering barriers and stereotypes while strengthening the bonds between them.

Mr. James Miller, Manual’s Journalism and Communication School chair hosted the event as part of the Consider This speaker series and thanked the group for sharing such meaningful examples of how we can learn to get along despite different beliefs.

Students from Manual and Sacred Heart along with several people from the community attended the event and asked a number of questions.  One student asked if the women had the support of their families to participate in this  program.  The women mostly said yes, but one gave an example of how her husband didn’t stop her but didn’t think it was a good idea.  The women went on to say that their next goal, when they return to Israel, is to get their families to meet one another.

This was the first in a series of thought provoking speakers that Publishers with support from Mr. Miller brought to Manual.

For more information contact Aly Goldberg. .

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