The Road to Peace – a Collaborative Jewish-Muslim Discussion

Thurs., June 20 at 7:00 pm – Woburn Public Library

The Road to Peace will be hosted by Know Your Neighbor Woburn in collaboration with the Islamic Council of New England and the Boston Workers Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice — Thurs., June 20 at 7:00 pm at the Woburn Public Library. The panel and community conversation will feature Jewish, Muslim, and Christian thought-leaders and peacemakers in a moderated discussion and community conversation of justice and peace for the people of Israel and Palestine.

The event will feature regional and nationally celebrated panelists: Ms. Asima Silva, Co-Founder, EnjoinGood; Mr. Martin Bentz, Retired Senior Administrator for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations; Dr. Jon A. Levisohn, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Associate Professor of Jewish Educational Thought, Brandeis University; Dr. Yaser Najjar, Professor Emeritus, Framingham State University; Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain, MA and Rabbi Brian Walt, Co-Founder: Rabbis for Human Rights-North America. The panel will be moderated by Rev. Annie Gonzalez, Minister of Faith Development, First Parish, Bedford, MA.

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This is a Hybrid event — Can’t attend in Person? Register for Zoom here:

The Islamic Council of New England has been the collective voice of the Muslim Community in New England since 1984. This event is part of a series hosted by the Interfaith Committee whose mission is to foster and promote education, awareness, and cooperation between Muslims and peoples of other faiths. Learn more:

The Boston Workers Circle Center (BWC) for Jewish Culture and Social Justice is a spiritual home for secular Jewish life, and a voice for progressive Jewish values, and social justice. Based in Brookline, MA, and founded in 1901, BWC programs and activities encompass a broad scope of social activism, and celebrations of Jewish holidays and life cycle events. Learn more:

Event organizers are also grateful to Mass. Peace Action for their sponsorship and outreach for this panel discussion. Through grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, and community education, Mass. Peace Action promotes human rights and global cooperation seeking an end to war. Learn more:

Know Your Neighbor Woburn’s mission is to build beloved, multicultural community in the City of Woburn, MA and the surrounding region. Events center on a broad and inclusive range of people and cultures featuring speaking programs, panel discussions, music, food, dance, art, poetry, and storytelling that seek to grow equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the community. Learn more:

The Woburn Public Library is located at 45 Pleasant Street in Woburn, MA, adjacent to Woburn Center and strives to be the cultural hub of the City of Woburn. It is the first library designed by acclaimed architect Henry Hobson Richardson, and is a National Historic Landmark. The Library building is fully mobility accessible. Learn more:

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