Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Victims in Israel and Paelstine

Speaking of Faith (SOF) is a weekly radio program about religion, spirituality, and large questions of meaning in every aspect of life. This week’s show is especially interesting.
Robi Damelin lost her son David to a Palestinian sniper. Ali Abu Awwad lost his older brother Yousef to an Israeli soldier. But, instead of clinging to traditional ideologies and turning their pain into more violence, they've decided to understand the other side — Israeli and Palestinian — by sharing their pain and their humanity. They tell of a gathering network of survivors who share their grief, their stories of loved ones, and their ideas for lasting peace. They don't want to be right; they want to be honest.

You can learn more here.

Read the first letter Robi wrote to the family of the sniper who killed her son, here, and her letter to a defiant public response by the sniper who killed her son, here.

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