Community Resources

Nora Carmi: interview about the meaning of sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 07.12.2011:

“Sumud is More Than a Concept”

Nora Carmi is coordinator of the community development and women’s programs at Sabeel, the Palestinian Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem.

I think of sumud more than just a concept, as I see our being as a gift of God. This means that life is sacred. Because of this beautiful gift, we have to do our best to live abundantly. The basic princip(...)

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Abdelfatah Abu Srur, interview about meanings of sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 26.11.2011:

The sumud interview series explores the meanings of the concept of sumud, or steadfastness

ABDELFATAH ABU SROUR: “PALESTINIANS DON’T HAVE THE LUXURY OF DESPAIR”

Abdelfatah Abu Srour is director of Al-Rowwad (the pioneers), the cultural and theatre training center at Aida camp in Bethlehem.

Let me give you a quick summary of what sumud is. Sumud is continuing living in Pal(...)

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Sumud and the Wall conference

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 12.11.2011:

Bethlehem

30 April - 1 May, 2010

Conference program

Venue: Bethlehem University, Furno Hall

Initiators: Oxford Brookes University (UK), Paris-Est University (France) and the Arab Educational Institute (Palestine)

Academic partners: Al-Quds Open University and Bethlehem University (Palestine) and Utrecht University (Netherlands)

Organization

The(...)

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Putting the Jericho Equestrian Club on the Map

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.11.2011:

TWIP November 2011

By Marian Houk

The Jericho Equestrian Club was established in 1994 by one man driven by a dream and the power of his will. It is now the only place in Palestine offering all types of equestrian activities, including sports training, horse care, entertainment, and therapy for riders with special needs. It hopes, eventually, to develop a Palestinian Olympic eque(...)

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Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 01.11.2011:

Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced

TWIP November 2011

By Nada Atrash

As Rochelle Davis-an assistant professor of anthropology at the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University-was involved in her research into the narrative of Palestinian life before 1948, she came across books that documented life in destroyed villages in Pales(...)

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The ‘Palestine Paper Leaks’ and the Sacralization of Jerusalem City Space?

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 28.10.2011:

Autumn 2011,47

Behind The News Full Article PDF

Jerusalem Quarterly

The ‘Palestine Paper Leaks’ and the Sacralization of Jerusalem City Space?

Salim Tamari

Even before the crusades, Jerusalem had an enchanting hold on people’s imagination. Visitors imposed their aspirations, inner anguish, and dreams on what they saw as an eternal sacred city, whereas the w(...)

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Morbid Symptoms: The Omar Yussef Mystery Series

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 28.10.2011:

Autumn 2011,47

Jerusalem Quarterly

Book Reviews Full Article PDF

Morbid Symptoms: The Omar Yussef Mystery Series

Alex Pollock

The Bethlehem Murders by Matt Rees

Atlantic Books, 264 pp, 2006, ISBN 978 1

84354 603 0

The Saladin Murders by Matt Rees

Atlantic Books, 340 pp, 2008, ISBN 978 1

84354 648 1

The Samaritan’s S(...)

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Inter-religious learning manual about drama in Palestine

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 26.10.2011:

Drama in interreligious education

as a method of learning

Theoretical background and practical activities

2nd by the author full re-edited version: March 2010

From: David Clement

Dipl. Social Education Worker

Mail to: d.clement@arcor.de

Arab Educational Institute (AEI – Open Windows)

Bethlehem, October 2009 – March 2010

Volunteer(...)

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Annual Cultural Events in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 10.10.2011:

TWIP

October 2011

Palestine is the destination for those seeking cultural and spiritual enrichment. At the crossroads of civilisations for centuries, and the birthplace of the three Abrahamic faiths, Palestine is rich in historical endowments. The rich history of Palestine is still very much alive today in its ethnically and religiously diverse population.

Despite the cou(...)

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The “Automatic” Majority against Israel in the UN

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 22.06.2011:

Analysis of a Metaphor

Toine van Teeffelen, Bethlehem

This year new metaphors have been applied in relation to the Arab world which significantly change patterns of thinking about the region. Two main examples are the Arab “spring” and Al Jazeera’s Arab “awakening” which provide a very different, more open and evolving meaning to the idea of people-initiated change than the old (...)

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