Unless otherwise noted, the lectures are 
on Mondays, September through May 
7-9 pm
at Augustana Lutheran Church
5000 E Alameda at Fairfax, Denver
All lectures are free and Open to the Public—Light Refreshments served

Lecture Series

No Way to Treat a Child

at Augustana Lutheran Church
5000 E Alameda, at Fairfax, Denver
Please use the Fairfax Street entrance

Each year the Israeli military arrests and prosecutes around 700 Palestinian children. The No Way to Treat a Child campaign seeks to challenge and end Israel’s prolonged military occupation of Palestinians by exposing  the widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children.

Detaining Dreams documents Israel’s human rights abuses of Palestinian children who are routinely targeted for detention, interrogation and torture in Israel’s military detention system. These practices are violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

Following the documentary film Detaining Dreams, we will have a Skype conversation with Brad Parker, staff attorney and international advocacy officer at Defense for Children International - Palestine. He specializes in issues of juvenile justice and grave violations against children during armed conflict, and leads DCIP’s legal advocacy efforts on Palestinian children’s rights.

Watch Detaining Dreams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rw69pLILqw  Learn more about No Way to Treat a Child: http://nwttac.dci-palestine.org

Unveiling The Hidden Roots of Suffering

as Revealed Thorough the Archetype of Israel-Palestine
with Rich Forer

at Augustana Lutheran Church
5000 E Alameda at Fairfax
Please use Fairfax Street entrance

Rich will articulate the most fundamental roots of suffering, especially as revealed through the Israel-Palestine tragedy which is, in many ways, an archetype or model of how human beings create a world of suffering for self and other.

As part of this discussion, he will demonstrate that events that unfold in the visible world are reflections of the invisible world and its unconscious thought processes that induce so many to support injustice in the name of justice. He will show the self-destructive nature of the unexamined mind that unknowingly projects its suffering onto the other and then blames or scapegoats the other for its suffering.

Rich Forer is author of Breakthrough: Transforming Fear Into Compassion--A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict