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Palestinian Christian author and speaker to offer his view of Mideast conflict at Lincoln event

Palestinian Author Alex Awad will give a presentation about the potential for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians this weekend in Lincoln.

The event, sponsored by the United Methodist Church’s Great Plains Conference and Nebraskans for Peace, will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Lincoln’s St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St.

Awad, a former pastor in east Jerusalem, wrote two books, “Through the Eyes of the Victims: The Story of The Arab-Israeli Conflict” and “Palestinian Memories: The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People,” which document Palestinian life under Israeli occupation.

Awad said he will discuss the conflict from the Palestinian Christian perspective. He said he will outline the history of the situation using his own family’s story.

In 1948, Awad’s father, a civilian, was killed during the First Arab-Israeli War, leaving his mother to raise seven children. The family was forced from their home in west Jerusalem and became refugees, Awad said.

“She was a good Christian woman who taught us to pursue life rather than pursue violence and revenge,” Awad said. He studied in Europe and the U.S., eventually becoming a Methodist pastor. He served as a missionary in the Holy Land for almost 30 years.

“Where Should the Birds Fly"

Also, the Methodist conference’s Holy Land Task Force will screen the 2013 documentary “Where Should the Birds Fly,” which covers the blockade of Gaza, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson St. in Omaha.

Can Congress get to a Bipartisan Climate Solution?

WHAT: 2017 Nebraska Conservation Summit
WHEN: Saturday, November 11th from 1:30 - 4:00 PM
WHEREThompson Center at UNO, 6705 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68182

Congressman Don Bacon and former Congressman from South Carolina Bob Inglis will be the featured speakers. Congressman Don Bacon, representing the 2nd Congressional District in Nebraska, is a member of the Bi-partisan Climate Solutions Caucus. The mission of the Climate Solutions Caucus is to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate. The Caucus is half D's and half R's. Rep. Bacon was elected to Congress in 2016, and is a retired United States Air Force Brigadier General.

Congressman Bob Inglis launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative at George Mason University in July 2012 and serves as executive director, where he promotes free enterprise action on climate change. Inglis was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998. In 2004, he was re-elected to Congress and served until 2010.

The format will be a discussion with the two Congressmen, moderated by NLCV.

Light refreshments will be provided.

To attend this event, you must register. There is a ticket fee in order to help cover the costs of the event.

"Jesuit Universities, Be Faithful to the Gospel and Stop Teaching War and Killing." National Campaign

WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2017
WHERE: Creighton Univ. ROTC building, Pathway & Burt, Omaha NE

Message from Mark Kenney, Omaha campaign contact person
Brothers and sisters in Christ;

Please join us as part of a national campaign focused on Jesuit Universities to encourage the Society of Jesus to repent of ROTC programs on catholic campuses throughout the country. Teach Jesus, teach the Sermon on the Mount, not War and nationalistic narratives for war and militarism. (See below & TeachWarNoMore/HomePage )

In Omaha, DM Catholic Workers, followers of Jesus, people of faith and good will, are gathering at noon Thursday November 16, the feast of the Jesuit martyrs, in front of Creighton's ROTC building at Pathway & Burt.

Please come join us!

In Christ's peace and solidarity.

Omaha contact for "Jesuit Universities, Be Faithful to the Gospel and Stop Teaching War and Killing" National Campaign Mark Kenney <> 402-598-2403, Also Creighton/ROTC Off Campus contact: Frank Cordaro, DMCW <> 515 490 2490

"A Shepherd Cannot Run from His Flock:"
The 1981 martyrdom of Fr. Stanley Rother, U.S. (Nebraska/Oklahoma) priest, and poverty and justice in today’s Central America.

Where: Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 6300 A Street.
What: Cookies and coffee with panel and follow-up discussion.
WHEN: Monday: November 27, 2017 at 7pm.

Panelists include:

Terry Werner: Director, National Association of Social Workers, Nebraska, also relative of Fr. Rother;
Bill Peterson: Executive Director, Friends of San Lucas anti-poverty effort in Guatemala (Skype);
Duncan Case: Professor, School of Architecture, UNL; student of Central America;
Suzy Prenger: 1980s NFP staff on Central America (Skype).


Help Stop Global Warming - It Can Be Done!

WHEN: Second Saturday of Every Month, at 11:45am
WHERE: Augustana Lutheran Church, 3647 Lafayette Ave, Omaha, NE

Our meetings are a time to learn something new and renew our connection to those we are working with on the all-important issue of climate change locally, nationally and internationally. The meetings feature a conference call with the Citizens' Climate Lobby organization (which starts promptly at noon), followed by discussion of local actions.

If you can't join us, please write a letter to the editor about global warming and send it to the Omaha World Herald - (or your favorite local paper found here:

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

CCL's mission is to create the political will for a livable world. We train and support volunteers to reclaim their democracy and engage elected officials and the media to generate the political will for solutions that will stabilize the Earth’s climate. Our focus is to build support for federal legislation to place a steadily increasing fee on fossil fuels in which all of the revenue is returned directly to households.

If you are not near Omaha, you may find a CCL meeting anywhere in the world (Yes, this is a world wide problem with a world wide effort to solve it) at

Peace Vigils Every Saturday in Omaha

Join us every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. for our weekly Peace and Justice Vigil on the northwest corner of 72 & Dodge St. in Omaha, NE
Contact Steve Horn for more info: 402-426-9068
Bring and hold your favorite sign, a hula-hoop and do some Hooping for Peace or just come take a stand for something good.
If you don't walk, bike, bus or ride in a carpool to this, please park in the lot on the Northeast corner of 72nd & Dodge Street.

Peace Vigils Monthly in Grand Island

The Cental Nebraska Peace Workers Chapter of Nebraskans for Peace meets on the 4th Sunday of every month.
The group meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N Elm, at 3pm.
The Peace vigils are held the following Wednesday at 5pm on the corner of State St and Webb St,
by the Grand Island mall.
For any questions, contact Del Roper at (308) 384-3266.

Evening programs and vigil schedule to be announced below.

Everyone is welcome, especially those in the Omaha area! Come for an hour or for the whole three days.
 9 1/2 minute video reenactment on the Hiroshima bombing:

Democracy Now Aug 5, 2005 - Long-Suppressed Nagasaki Article Discovered

Defying US occupation forces, George Weller was the first reporter into Nagasaki after the US dropped the atomic bomb. His 25,000 word
report did not get past the US military censors. Now dead, we speak with Weller’s son who has just discovered the carbon copy of the
long-suppressed article.
"The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today" by John Pilger, Aug 06, 2008
 The schedule for the vigil is: Aug 5 - Thursday: Evening –  People are welcome to attend Mass and a Potluck Dinner at
the Omaha CWer starting at 6 p.m. at 1104 N. 24th St. Omaha.  Call ahead if you able to do so. Contact Jerry Ebner - - 402- 502- 5887 for more info.

Vigilers arriving in Omaha will set up base in basement of St John's Church - Creighton Uni.
Please consider bringing food to share with others.
There is plenty of floor space for any and all who wish to attend from out of town. Anyone needing a bed or any other special accommodations please
contact Jerry Ebner and the folks at the Omaha CW., 402-502-5887
Aug 6 - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate ( )
Bring a chair, sunscreen, blankets, umbrella. Water and Juices are provided.

7:30 p.m. Showing of the film "Original Child Bomb" in the basement of St
John's Church on the Creighton campus.

Aug 7 - Saturday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate ( see above details to bring)

7:30 p.m. Showing of the film "The Forgotten Bomb - the truth about nuclear weapons"

Aug 8 - Sunday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate

7:30 p.m Group Discussion: "Why is Offutt AFB the most dangerous place on the planet and what does it have to do with the A-Bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki?"


Aug 9 - Monday
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Vigil with closing ceremony and prayer (and line crossing if anyone is up to it.)

Contact People for more info:

Jerry Ebner, Omaha CW
1104 N. 24th St. Omaha, Nebraska USA 68102
402- 502- 5887

Frank Cordaro , Phil Berrigan CW House
713 Indiana Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50314
(515) 490-2490

Omaha Catholic Worker
Jerry Ebner, Mike Brennan
1104 N. 24th St. Omaha, Nebraska USA 68102
402- 502- 5887


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