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This Christmas, Receive a Card from Bethlehem!
This year you can get a Christmas card addressed to you from Bethlehem just a few blocks from where Jesus was born! Common Humanity is partnering with the Bethlehem Bible College on this card exchange. Here's how it works:
1. You — or better yet, your congregation or group— send cards addressed to "A Friend in Bethlehem" and signed by you to Common Humanity. Deadline for us to receive your cards in New York is Friday, November 19!
2. Common Humanity will send your cards to Bethlehem Bible College by express air mail. (Photo above.)
3. Students there will write you a Christmas card addressed to you and sign it.
4. Bethlehem Bible College will mail the cards back to Common Humanity by express air mail and
5. We'll mail the cards to you in time for Christmas. For more details click here.
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.
Buy a Poster or a Box of Blank Note Cards; Help Support a Refugee Artist! More here
Discover the Beauty of Middle East Art!
Common Humanity Director Mel Lehman spoke during one of his visits
inside the historic Umayyad Mosque in Old Damascus (click above).
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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.
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.