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Bridging Bitter Divides

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bridging Bitter Divides: Stories and strengths for community reconciliation
An evening with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Khalil Sayegh
March 21, 6 to 9 pm
St. Anne’s, West Chester 

Bring friends and neighbors of any faith to this opportunity to learn listening skills to heal the anger and fear disrupting our communities’ decisions at every level: streets, schools, workplaces, local governments, the state legislature, Congress, and courts. We will share stories, break bread together, and work with neighbors to increase our hope and strength to build Beloved Communities.

This event is free. Dinner included. Please RSVP by March 17. Sponsored by the Faith in Life Committee of the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger is a rabbi living in Israel’s West Bank. He is the founder of Roots/Judur/Shorashim, a Palestinian Israeli grassroots initiative for understanding, non-violence, and transformation in the West Bank.

Khalil Sayegh is a Palestinian from a refugee family. He was born and raised in the Gaza strip and moved to the West Bank in 2014.

They will share stories of learning to listen to neighbors whose identity with faith and land is as deeply rooted as his, and how this listening can lead to a passionate pluralism that honors each other’s dignity and worth.



March 21
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ariel Miller
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St Anne’s West Chester
6461 Tylersville Rd
West Chester, OH 45069-1435 US
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