Tuesday, 29 June 2010

NGO ROUND TABLE FORUM ON PALESTINE & ISRAEL - MELBOURNE - 13 JULY 2010


Overview
Act for Peace invites you to hear from two prominent Palestinian Christians currently working and advocating for the rights of Palestinian communities in the occupied
territories. Rifat Kassis and Constantine Dabbagh are in Australia to help raise awareness of the plight of the Palestinian people and outline recommendations for peace and justice-based solutions to the confl ict in Palestine and Israel.

Our Guest Speakers
Rifat Kassis is a prominent human rights activist, author and Coordinator and Spokesperson of Kairos Palestine. He has previously held senior positions with the World Council of Churches, the YMCA/YWCA as well as the Ecumenical Accompaniers Program in Palestine and Israel – EAPPI.

Constantine Dabbagh is the Executive Secretary of the Near East Council of Churches Committee for Refugee Work in Gaza, the implementing partner of Act for Peace. He oversees the provision of health care, education and community services to over 80,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

For further information and to RSVP, please contact 
Ben Fraser, International Programs Coordinator, 
on 03 9650 6811 or email him at: bfraser@ncca.org.au
Please RSVP (essential) by: Monday, 5 July 2010


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