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Virtual Lenten Series | March 12 – April 2

Embodying the Way of the Prince of Peace Lenten Series

Sponsored by the Central Pacific Conference Palestine Israel Network

We have a rare privilege during Lent to walk with some outstanding human beings who embody the Way of the Prince of Peace in the Holy Land. Come meet Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin, an Israel Jew and a Palestinian Muslim, both of whom lost children to this conflict. They work constantly for reconciliation and peace across the Wall through the Parents Circle. Listen to Daoud Nassar, owner of Tent of Nations farm, tell his family’s story of peacemaking. He was recently beaten, and lives constantly under threat to give up his land to the Israeli settlers, or the state of Israel. Regardless of those constant threats, Daoud teaches nonviolence on his farm and practices peacemaking. Pilgrims of Ibillin trip leaders will share their vision for spiritual journeys they lead to the Holy Land. Joined by pilgrims who have traveled there, we will hear how their lives have been changed forever after meeting outstanding peacemakers and walking where Jesus walked. Finally, we will join together for a meditation of prayers, photos and readings on what we have experienced walking together through Lent in this Holy Land peacemaker series.


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Parents Circle Peace Witnesses
Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin

March 12 – 10:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Damelin-Aramin Photo

Robi Damelin, an Israeli Jew, and Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian Muslim, share the unthinkable loss of their children to this conflict. They have forged an unbreakable friendship through the Parents Circle, a group of those who have this grief in common. They team up to comfort and bring hope to others who lose family to this continued conflict. Parents Circle members go into the schools to humanize those whom students see as the ‘Other’ and sponsor thousands of phone

lines to stay in touch across the Wall. They go behind the Wall to meet with those with new losses.

Come meet these incredible peacemakers and hear how they work for reconciliation in Palestine/Israel. Let them inspire you with their stories.


Daoud Nassar of Tent of Nations
March 19 – 10:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Daoud Nassar

photo credit-Rev. Don Binder

Daoud Nassar - Planting a treeDaoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian and owner of the Tent of Nations farm, has a stone at his gate that reads “We Refuse To Be Enemies”. That is not easy. There is nothing easy or normal about living under Occupation. He is forbidden to build a home, a well, or even a shed for his animals on his land as he watches five illegal settlements spread across the hillside around his property. His orchards have been burned and bulldozed, and he has been threatened and beaten. He works diligently for the family to hold onto his land that has been in the family for generations as Israel and Israeli settlers try to seize it. Daoud’s response is nonviolence, teaching children his gentle way at a summer camp on his land, inviting internationals to come plant olive trees, and to continually fight in court to keep his land and orchards. Come and hear this remarkable man’s story who embodies the path of the Prince of Peace.



Come and See. Go and Tell.
March 26 – 10:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Eastern

The third segment of CPC PIN’s Lenten Series is entitled “Come and See, Go and Tell” and incorporates the powerful stories of those who have traveled to the Holy Land and experienced walking in the footsteps of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. The Pilgrims of Ibillin have been making those pilgrimages possible for many years and are our partners in creating this segment and its messages.

Many visitors to Palestine hear these New Testament words of Jesus (John 1:39-41) from Christian Palestinians they meet.

Very few who travel to Palestine on a pilgrimage or witness trip come home unchanged. In addition to powerful spiritual experiences, we remember the people we have met. We find we cannot forget the difficult, unjust conditions under which the people we have come to know by name live their lives.

Most transformative is that, by the time we return home, we have met true peacemakers. In time we discover that we, ourselves, are called to act as peacemakers as well.

The Pilgrims of Ibillin has brought Americans and many others to Palestine-Israel to support the work of Archbishop Elias Chacour (BLOOD BROTHERS, WE BELONG TO THE LAND) and the Mar Elias Educational Institutions which he founded. Additionally, visitors meet peacemakers both in Israel and the West Bank. Trip leaders will share their vision for these journeys to the Holy Land … and they will be joined by pilgrims who have returned home to become the makers of peace.

Join us for this very thoughtful Lenten Series segment.


Walking the Path of the Prince of Peace
Meditation on the Series
April 2 – 10:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Eastern

PilgrimageAn opportunity to reflect on what we have learned in this Lenten series and to lift the people of Palestine and Israel to the light. We will pray for peace and for the wisdom to know how to serve and support our siblings in faith with our deeds and our prayers.


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