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Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?

A talk with Joseph Cumming, Director Reconciliation Program, Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Yale Divinity School sponsored by the Yale Club of Silicon Valley

Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?

 

Joseph Cumming

Director, Reconciliation Program

Yale Center for Faith and Culture

Yale Divinity School

 

The Yale Divinity School is leading a program to bring together Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders to reconcile the theological, political, social, cultural, ethical issues that traditionally divide them.  Rev. Joseph Cumming, the Director of the Reconciliation Program, has a wealth of information to share with us about the progress that is being made in the Middle East and the work that remains to be done.  By bringing political and religious leaders together in new ways, can Yale play an important role in the peace process and help to bridge differences that have not been resolved through the political process alone?

 

The recent conference at Yale was featured in the Sept/Oct 2008 issue of the Yale Alumni Magazine ("Love Thy Neighbor") with Joseph Cumming's response to the Letters to the Editor in the Nov/Dec 2008 issue and Letters to the Editor in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue.

 

We scheduled this event after the first 100 days in office for President Obama and after several important political events in the Middle East to learn how much the situation in the Middle East has changed during the first months in 2009.

 

Date:               Thursday, April 30, 2009

Time:
6:30 pm            Check-in/Reception with light refreshments
7:00 pm            Program
7:30 pm            Q & A

Location:
Michaels at Shoreline http://www.michaelsatshoreline.com/
2960 Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View 94043
650-962-1014

Directions
Michaels is the clubhouse for the Shoreline Golf Links.  The gate to the golf course is about 1 mile north on Shoreline Blvd. from the exit at 101.  Continue on the road that winds around the golf course for another mile to get to Michaels.

Ticket Price per Person:

     $15     Paid in advance

     $20     Paid at the door

Registration:

You can register online at the Commonwealth Club. You do not have to be a member of the Commonwealth Club to register online. 

If you don't want to set up an account on the Commonwealth Club website, you can call the Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley at 408-280-5530 to register and pay. 

Sponsors:

Yale Club of Silicon Valley and the Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley


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