Upcoming Programs

Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East are bringing

Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD

whom is the Founder and Director of The Palestine Museum of Natural History and the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity Research at Bethlehem University in the West Bank, Palestine to North Carolina!

Program Title: Biodiversity and Conservation in the Holy Land
June 29, 2017
Presentation at the Science Café, NC Museum of Natural Sciences 121 W. Jones Street in Raleigh.
Lecture is free and open to the public.  Parking is available across the street from the museum and limited street parking is available.


Past Programs

4/28-4/30 CPWJ is at the Alliance of Baptists Annual Meeting at Pullen Memorial in Raleigh.


Jonathan Kuttab

Twitter: @jkuttab

Friday 4/7 in the morning
Duke Divinity Talk  Here is the link…

Download (PDF, 283KB)

3/29 7pm

Steven Zunes “What Drives US Foreign Policy on the Israel-Palestine Conflict?”

Event held at Bingham Hall Room 103 at UNC

Bingham is located next to Wilson Library, and a parking garage is at the corner of South Road.

Located on F-8 in this map

Twitter: @szunes



A View Behind the Wall: Personal Observations from Palestine. Two individuals will share their stories from recent travel to Palestine, illustrated with photographs. A discussion will follow.  Saturday, October 1, at 1pm.


Promised Land Museum: The Jewish Museum of the Palestinian Experience

Dr. Steve Feldman, director and creator of the The Jewish Museum of the Palestinian Experience (, will overview this unique online site and talk about its inception and development. The online museum takes what had been two narratives—separate Israeli and Palestinian narratives—to help people see one consistent story of how a state run by Jews was formed in a land where non-Jewish people were the majority.

7:00 pm, Tuesday, May 17, Peace Covenant Church, 601 NC Highway 54 East, Durham, NC 27713

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Based on the diaries and emails of Rachel Corrie, My Name is Rachel Corrie, is an emotionally charged dramatic production that communicates the reality of the devastation and loss of life caused by the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Rachel Corrie was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement who traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada. While acting as a human shield to stop the demolition of a Palestinian home, Corrie was killed by a bulldozer operated by Israeli Defense Forces.

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Sonorous Road Productions, 209 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605. Tickets $10 adults/$5 students available at

7:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2016, Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist, 106 Purefoy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Admission free; donations at the door appreciated.

Screening of The Wanted 18

Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army’s pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel.” In response to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, a group of people from the town of Beit Sahour decide to buy 18 cows and produce their own milk as a co-operative. Their venture is so successful that the collective farm becomes a landmark, and the cows local celebrities—until the Israeli army takes note and declares that the farm is an illegal security threat. Consequently, the dairy is forced to go underground, the cows continuing to produce their “Intifada milk” with the Israeli army in relentless pursuit.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 • 7:30 pm • Community Church of Chapel Hill • 106 Purefoy Rd. • Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Sunday, April 10, 2016 • 7:00 pm • St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church • 403 E. Main St. • Durham, NC 27701

Israeli Military Detention-No Way to Treat a Child

“Loud knocks at the door. It’s 2 am…Israeli soldiers have come for one of your children.” Many Palestinian children in the Occupied Territories live in fear they will be detained by Israeli authorities, an all-too-familiar story for families in the West Bank.

Jennifer Bing, American Friends Service Committee, will speak on the arrest and detention of Palestinian children by the Israeli military and AFSC’s ‘No Way to Treat a Child’ campaign to end this practice.

1:30 pm • Saturday, April 2, 2016 • Raleigh Friends Meeting • 625 Tower St. • Raleigh, NC 27607
7:00 pm • Sunday, April 3 • Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist • 106 Purefoy Rd • Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Delivering Development and Relief in Palestine and Lebanon

Bill Corcoran, President & CEO of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), will speak on ANERA’s work among refugees in Palestine and Lebanon. Since 1967, ANERA has been responding to the critical needs of the Palestinian people and others caught in regional conflicts.

7:00 pm • Wednesday, March 2, 2016 • FedEx Global Education Center • Rm. #1005 • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
301 Pittsboro Street • Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Israeli Peace Activists: Maya Wind & Eran Efrati

Two Israelis, Maya Wind and Eran Efrati, will present their experiences with joint Palestinian-Israeli struggles for justice and equality. They will relate their efforts to educate the Israeli public about the occupation of Palestine and the militarization of their society.

7:00 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 • Meredith College • Kresge Auditorium • 3800 Hillsborough St. • Raleigh, NC 27607