July 15, 2018
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
New Story Leadership is an organization that brings together Israeli and Palestinian young adults to work, live, and share their stories with one another and with faith communities. Participants in this summer’s program spoke at Seekers this morning during the time of sharing the Word. Two speakers from among the ten participants, one Israeli and one Palestinian, shared their experiences of growing up in the midst of the long-standing conflict. Each is committed to an ongoing project in support of peaceful sharing of the land they all call home.
This week, we heard from Nedal Farroukh and Noa Lazimi. Mr Farroukh is from Hebron, where he works as a nurse. His Project for Change is to open a bakery where the profits will go to assisting the elderly in the West Bank. Ms Lazimi is from Haifa, where she teaches high school. Her Project for Change is to create a joint Arab-Jewish coalition of teachers to facilitate a safe and balanced dialogue with high school students.