Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Moment for Peace for Gaza and Israel

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Welcome back students to the year 2009! New Years is a time when you recollect about the past, make resolutions for the future, and celebrate the present. However, when the clock stroke midnight January 1st 2009 in Gaza and Israel, the only fireworks lighting up the sky came from bombs and rockets. While politics have fine lines, gray lines, skewed lines, there is no line, no border, no excuse that justifies the amount of civilian casualties caught in the crossfire of political motives. We would like to cordially invite you to a peaceful interfaith event in remembrance of all those lives lost in the current Gaza & Israel humanitarian crisis. We wish to educate the Vanderbilt community about the current situation in Gaza and Israel and to collectively stand up against the killing of all innocent civilians, whatever side they may be on.

This program will offer religious perspectives on the killing of innocents and the value of life for all people. *No politics.*

Thursday, January 15th, 2009
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Benton Chapel, Vanderbilt University, 444 21st Ave South, Nashville, TN

Featuring:
Professor William Longwell (Ret.), Dr. Awadh Binhazm, Rabbi Saul Strosberg, and Dr. Todd Lake

SPONSORS:
- Muslim Student Association
- Vanderbilt Interfaith Council
- Vanderbilt Hillel
- Malaysian Student Association at Vanderbilt
- Middle Eastern Student Association
- Amnesty International

Please join us this Thursday in commemoration of the innocent lives lost.

Salaam,
Hassan Atassi
MSA President

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