(Photos from the weekend)

The First Midwest
Palestinian-Jewish Dialogue Weekend
deepening -- building relationships -- creating a new future

with the opportunity to see a separate theatrical presentation in Duluth this weekend
The Children of Abraham Project
inspiraton from Detroit's Muslim, Jewish, and Christian youth

(Duluth News-Tribune article: Play's powerful lesson is peace)

Saturday and Sunday      September 18-19, 2004      Duluth, Minnesota

on the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior

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Best Western Edgewater Hotel

2400 London Road, Duluth, MN 55812
Telephone: (218)728-3601 -- Fax: 218-728-3727 -- Reservations: 800-777-7925 (USA)
Hotel Information and Reservations

Dialogue Weekend space is limited.      This is Duluth's busy Fall tourist season.      Make your reservations today.

Dialogue Weekend Reservaton: $60
Fee paid at meeting provides four kosher/hallal meals, printed materials, Sunday performance. Confirm space by e-mail to: LTraubman@igc.org
Hotel Room Reservation: $124/night, includes tax
Total room rate, for up to four occupants. Make hotel reservations today. Ask for DIALOGUE group rate.
On your own. Don't delay.

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      Participants begin arriving in Duluth and checking into the hotel.
      Early arrivals may go to Shabbat services. or eat together and relax.
      9 a.m. -- Welcome. Begin introductions with personal stories.
      LUNCH -- Meal together with intentional conversation. (All meals are hallal/kosher.)
      AFTERNOON -- Continue introductions. Inspiring video. Principles of Dialogue, Change. Questions. Rest. Lake walk.
      DINNER -- Eat together. Intentional conversation.
      EVENING -- Continue questions. Beginning and sustaining Dialogue. Outreach. Close with inspiration.
      8 a.m. -- Concluding session. Assimilate personal insights, intentions, needs. Close with inspiration.
      10 a.m. BRUNCH -- Eat together. Check out. Store baggage.
      11:30 a.m. -- Proceed by hotel shuttle to St. Scholastica's exquisite Mitchell Auditorium.
      1:00 p.m. -- "The Children of Abraham Project" closing experience, with audience interaction. (article 1) (article 2) (article 3)
      LATE AFTERNOON -- Shuttle back to hotel. Leave for home.
      EVENING -- Locals and others may wish to meet, eat and assimilate the weekend experiences.

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Some of "The Children of Abraham Project" cast -- Muslims, Jews, Christians

"The Children of Abraham Project" is on the Web at http://thechildrenofabrahamproject.org/

The Mosaic Youth Theatre, Detroit, MI -- Contact: Brenda Rosenberg at BrendaStyle@comcast.net or 248-594-1545.

(Photos from the weekend)

More about the
Palestinian-Jewish Dialogue Weekend

This will be a weekend opportunity for those who are deeply interested in Jewish-Palestinian Sustained Dialogue to finally meet face-to-face, review principles of Dialogue and outreach, consider shared challenges to Sustained Dialogue, and think together about deepening and widening the Dialogue circle, here and overseas.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, the days will have structure but will respond and flow with participants' needs. We will offer during this relationship-based gathering brief, substantive presentations, with graphics and printed materials on:

1. Story as Entry to Dialogue
"An enemy is someone whose story we have not heard." Dialogue begins with Story, and with compassionate listening. The prescription is to listen to everyone - even to the "enemy" - without "yes, but." And not just when it's easy, but when the wind is blowing 100 miles an hour. Like now.
2. The Process of Social Change Through Dialogue and Expanding Identification
Social change needs Time. It begins with individuals - Innovators and Early Adapters, in Dialogue with others, even "enemies." One Listens compassionately to learn from the "other," to discover together a new social intelligence. Energy, once wasted "against" "enemies," is in a new, creative capacity to respond. The "action" of Dialogue is relationship-building -- widening and deepening the ever-increasing circle. With Dialogue comes discovery of a stronger faith and sense of self, and Expanded Identification to include all of humankind and life.
3. Beginning, Maturing, and Growing A Dialogue
Want to begin a Dialogue Group where you live? This is a how-to! Finding Dialogue partners. Conducting first meetings. Establishing a dependable core group. What Dialogue is and is not. Dealing with dynamics. Deciding when and how to begin outreach and public offerings. Working with the media. Widening the circle. Finding balance of Dialogue and Advocacy.

A Call to Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue is on the Web

To attend, contact
Libby and Len Traubman
Convenors of the 12-year-old Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group in California
LTraubman@igc.org      or      650-574-8303

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