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Israel-Palestine peace and prayer rally at SMU Aug. 2

July 30, 2014

Dallas (SMU) — With the Israeli-Palestinian conflict death toll rising to more than 1,200 and no lasting cease-fire in sight, SMU Embrey Human Rights Program students and peace supporters from across the region will gather at SMU Saturday, Aug. 2, for a Peace and Prayer Rally calling for an end to the bloodshed.

“Speaking on behalf of many SMU students who value learning about other cultures and religions to see the global picture, why can’t we show the world it is possible to love beyond our differences?” says event organizer Amber Jackson, a senior double-majoring in human rights and political science.

WHAT:

Israel-Palestine Peace and Prayer Rally

WHEN:

9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 2 

WHERE:

SMU flagpole near Bishop Boulevard

SPEAKERS:

  • Rick Halperin, director, SMU Embrey Human Rights Program
  • Donald Dillard and Hadi Jawad, Dallas Peace Center
  • Pastor “Mike D,” Grace Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Arlington

MORE DETAILS:

Visit the Israel-Palestine Peace & Prayer Rally Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/787132474651470/0 or contact arjackson@smu.edu.

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