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APN Informs you of Two Discussions about Israel, Palestine, and a Spriritual Left

Two interesting programs sponsored by Tikkun

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2005: at the Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee ( at 7PM.

Simone Richmond, Membership Director of the Tikkun Community, will talk about Tikkun's perspectives on society and ecology, prospects for peace in the Middle East, our network of spiritual progressives, and this summer's Conference on Spiritual Activism.

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005: at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Milwaukee, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay ( at 7PM.

Simone will talk about achieving security for Israel and for Palestine, encouraging each side to recognize one another's humanity. She also will show a DVD from 2003's "Day of Mutual Recognition," in which Israelis, Palestinians, Jewish- and Arab-Americans discuss their respective experiences.

For more information, or if you can't come but want to get involved, email or call 510-644-1200.

About Tikkun


Tikkun believes that peace in the Middle East requires mutual recognition and tolerance. In order to be pro-Israel, you need to be pro-Palestine; and in order to be pro- Palestine you need to be pro-Israel. We will explore the radical notion that people are people on both sides, that each side must atone for the killing of civilians, and mutual tolerance and respect would go a long way to healing this contentious divide.


America needs a Spiritual Left to counter the Religious Right. So Tikkun is coordinating an interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives, kicking off with a conference in Berkeley this July 20-23. And it's welcoming to spiritually oriented secular people as well. In fact, one of our first positions as a Spiritual Left has to be to challenge the Right's fantasy that the (from our standpoint very real) spiritual crisis in America is caused by secular people, homosexuals, feminists or liberals-and to redirect attention to the spiritually corrosive impact of the dominant ethos of materialism and selfishness of the competitive marketplace.