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Women Wage Peace At Auburn Seminary

Attend this conversation with Vivian Silver, from the grassroots movement Women Wage Peace, a group of tens of thousands of Jews and Arabs across the political spectrum in Israel. We will explore the difference women can make.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. at Auburn Seminary.
61 Claremont St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10115 (between 119th and 120th Street) 
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. 
About Women Wage Peace
Founded in the midst of deep despair following the devastating 2014 war with Gaza, Israeli women are coming together across all traditional divides – political, religious, ethnic, social and geographic – to reclaim a viable future for their region. Launched by just a handful of women the movement now has more than 30,000 members. It has been widely credited with restoring hope for a resolution of the conflict and with getting women ‘off the couch’ and ready to add their voices to dialogue and calls for peace. In these challenging and polarized times, we are fortunate to have this opportunity to be inspired by the ground-breaking work of Women Wage Peace. Their vision reflects the impact women can and should have in the world.
Vivian Silver
Vivian Silver has been active in social change work for the past four decades, first in her native Winnipeg, Canada, then in New York, and, since 1974, in Israel. From 1998-2014 she co-directed AJEEC-NISPED. In 2011 she was awarded the Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East and named by Haaretz as one of the ten most influential Anglos in Israel.
Vivian currently serves on the Central Committee of Women Wage Peace because she believes that their strategic commitment to inclusivity and unique approach in going beyond political labels have the potential to break the political impasse in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As a resident member of Kibbutz Beeri bordering Gaza, Vivian feels daily the urgent need for a peace plan that will bring true security.
About Auburn Seminary
Auburn equips bold and resilient leaders – religious and secular, women and men, adults and teens – with the tools and resources they need for our multifaith world. Auburn provides education, research, support, and media savvy to bridge religious divides, build community, pursue justice, and heal the world.
Rev. Dr. Katharine R. Henderson
The Rev. Dr. Katharine R. Henderson is president of Auburn Seminary. Author of “God’s Troublemakers: How Women of Faith are Changing the World” (Continuum, 2006), Henderson is an internationally known speaker and has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, NPR, and more. Her TEDx talk, “Letting God Out of the Box,” was released in February 2017. Henderson is currently writing her second book, “Fighting for the Heart of America: How the Prophets of our Time are Bringing Our Nation’s Future to Birth” (w.t.).
Henderson has spearheaded innovative educational programs, ranging from convening CEOs on ethics in business practice to infusing mainstream media with compelling faith voices on issues such as a moral economy, sex trafficking, immigration, gun violence, LGBT equality, Islamophobia, and antisemitism. She co-founded Face to Face | Faith to Faith—a multifaith program educating a new generation of young leaders from the U.S. and conflict and post-conflict regions around the world as peacemakers for our global society.




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