Breaking the Chains of Injustice


Sami Awad is a Palestinian Christian living in Bethlehem. He is the executive director of Holy Land Trust, which seeks to empower the Palestinian community to develop spiritual, pragmatic and strategic approaches that allow it to resist oppression and build a future as a model of understanding, respect, justice, and peaceful coexistence.

With Israel’s settlements now rooted deeply in Palestinian land, a just and long lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis seems increasingly difficult to achieve. Sami Awad will argue that the only way to break this cycle of violence and growing resignation of the Palestinian people is through developing a deeper and more comprehensive nonviolent opposition that includes both local and global components.

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