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See the beauty of Middle East art!

Join us for a discussion with Palestinian/Egyptian artist Arwa ElBoraei and see some of her beautiful paintings.  Click below.

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Common Humanity Peace Channel

Previous Programs

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A Discussion with Palestinian

Peacemaker Jonathan Kuttab

Long-time Palestinian Peacemaker Jonathan Kuttab describes his vision for peace and discusses his new book "Beyond the Two-State Solution."   Click below

The Radical Life and Legacy of Peacemaker Michael "MJ" Sharp.  In 2017, Michael "MJ" Sharp — who traveled the world unarmed urging soldiers to chose peace — was kidnapped and killed on a U.N. mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Join us for a half hour discussion.

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Sending COVID Aid to Iran

U.S. sanctions have made it difficult for the people of Iran to receive the COVID preventative supplies and vaccines that they urgently need.  Episcopal Bishop John Bryson Chane and long-time peace activist Doug Hostetter  discuss  their work delivering vaccines to Iran.  Click below.

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I Feel: Healing By Painting Refugee Art Together

A visit to a unique museum in Germany where German artists complete paintings begun by refugees.  The program called "I Feel" helps refugees to overcome their anxieties and reshape their present and future by working with local artists to complete a painting together.  Can you tell which is which?  Click above.


Common Humanity Director Mel Lehman spoke during one of his visits

inside the historic Umayyad Mosque in Old Damascus (click above).

Healing the Wounds of War in Laos


Titus Peachey and Linda Gehman Peachey describe their peacemaking work in Laos in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and recount the little-known story of U.S. military strikes on the Laotian people. 


Reading Rumi Together  Dr. Amir Akrami, a Professor in Tehran, Iran, and Rumi scholar and his long-time friend, Ed Martin, who led Mennonite peacemaking efforts for many years with Iran, discuss the poetry of the beloved Persian poet Rumi.  Click below.

Click here other previous programs including "A Mennonite-Maronite Dialogue in Lebanon," "The Many Faces of Love in Palestinian Poetry," as well as programs on Iran, Vietnam, and Iraqi and Syrian art.

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Travel with us to Syria and learn how Common Humanity took 893 Christmas and New Year's cards from Americans to Damascus and Aleppo and brought back cards in return in 2018.