The Forum for Discussion of Israel and Palestine
Helping Jews, Christians and Muslims in the UK to talk about the conflict which so often divides us.
Tough Options: Moving Forward is an exciting, innovative pilot project led by FODIP, in partnership with the Corrymeela Centre based in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. This two-year project, made possible thanks to a £161,580 grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, will bring together two groups of 35 young people, one from Greater Manchester (focusing on the Israel/ Palestine conflict) and another in Northern Ireland (focusing on the NI troubles) to examine issues of conflict, conflict resolution and management within their communities.
We are delighted to have Martha Scott-Cracknell join the FODIP Team
Conversation with Bassam Aramin, Rami Elhanan & author Colum McCann of award-winning 'Apeirogon'
Tuesday 1st March 2022, via Zoom at 18.00 pm BST
FODIP in partnership with European Network for Religion and Belief and Civil Society Consulting are delighted to welcome Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian and Rami Elhana, an Israeli: two men with much in common, sadly, losing their daughters. They will join us on line as part to share their story together with Irish author Colum McCann who told the story of their friendship and loss through his award-winning novel Apeirogon. 'Apeirogon' encapsulates the loss both fathers suffered whilst attempting to address the Palestine Israel dilemma.
Participation is free, contributions and donations are welcome which will support Rami and Bassam’s interfaith work through the Abir Smadar Foundation - named after their daughters.
FODIP Tough Options group visiting Rami and Bassam during the Jerusalem Dialogue Seminar in July 2019.
FODIP projects have involved over 800 people, many of them under 24 years of age.
FODIP has developed specialised methods and approaches for dialogue and understanding perspectives other than one’s own.
In our 12 year history, FODIP has been privileged to work with many organisations and faith institutions across the UK.
We can provide help and expert advice, including at national level and have provided one-off workshops, events and training.
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Our methodology enables constructive dialogue to help those of all ages to enage with difficult interfaith issues in a safe space.
Not all encounters are easy and some things are difficult to hear. The conflict impacts on our emotions and sense of identity.
Our methodology is designed to highlight the influences and experiences of each participant, and to use the skills of dialogue and focused learning to understand what it means for ‘the other’. Inspiring and developing the leaders of tomorrow through our youth programmes is a priority.
We use a range of activities and tools to assist in this.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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“This has been a very difficult subject for [us] to discuss together as the plight of Israelis and Palestinians is one close to our hearts.
Muslims and Jews don’t always see eye to eye on the conflict but this event enabled us to hear and see just how deeply many of us feel about it and how it effects our daily lives”
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