Islamic, Jewish, & Sikh women in Tucson discuss peace at panel d - Tucson News Now

Islamic, Jewish, & Sikh women in Tucson discuss peace at panel discussion

(Source: Tucson News Now) (Source: Tucson News Now)
(Source: The Culture of Peace Alliance) (Source: The Culture of Peace Alliance)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA) is working with community organizations to carry out several peace-building projects in Tucson to honor of International Day of Peace.

One of which is a panel discussion entitled 'Women’s Voices Building Peace in Islam, Judaism, and Sikhi' which featured three local women sharing stories of peacemaking from their specific faith traditions: Islam, Judaism, and Sikhi.

The event was held at the Muslim Community Center of Tucson, located at 5100 North Kevy Place. Rula Khalidi, Jacky Turchick, and Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa shared their personal stories of women peace-builders from Islam, Judaism, and Sikhi, with examples drawn from history, current times, and their own personal experiences.

"Our every day lives, we are always affecting history," said Jewish panelist Jacky Turchick. "Whatever we're doing, we're affecting history."

Guests were also able to participate in small dialogue circles after their presentation, which will be led by circle facilitators who have been trained and certified by Our Family’s Center for Community Dialogue.

"So often in conversation, we're so busy thinking about what we're going to say next that we're really not listening to each other," said Our Family's Center for Community Dialogue volunteer Kathryn Leavey. "The circle's process imposes a discipline on the conversation so that everybody listens intently and is encouraged to speak from the heart."

"We are all brothers," said Abraham Alfatesh. "Come and talk in our mosque, in our community center, and do whatever you want. Then we will become all together, listening to each other and love each other in all time."

Copyright 2016 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Gates Pass rollover crash brings safety concerns to forefront

    Gates Pass rollover crash brings safety concerns to forefront

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 1:33 AM EDT2017-10-24 05:33:06 GMT
    Crash on Sunday at Gates Pass Road. (Source: Northwest Fire District)Crash on Sunday at Gates Pass Road. (Source: Northwest Fire District)

    According to the Pima County Department of Transportation, they are working on safety projects in the problematic 1.5 mile stretch of Gates Pass Road, west of Camino De Oeste and east of Kinney Road, to "scope appropriate crash mitigation measures."

    According to the Pima County Department of Transportation, they are working on safety projects in the problematic 1.5 mile stretch of Gates Pass Road, west of Camino De Oeste and east of Kinney Road, to "scope appropriate crash mitigation measures."

  • Pima County warning residents jury duty scammers getting more aggressive

    Pima County warning residents jury duty scammers getting more aggressive

    Monday, October 23 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-10-24 01:13:53 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer, or representative of the court has been calling residents in Pima County, telling them they are being contacted due to a "failure to appear" for jury duty.   

    Someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer, or representative of the court has been calling residents in Pima County, telling them they are being contacted due to a "failure to appear" for jury duty.   

  • Southern Arizona VA Health Care System to host open house

    Southern Arizona VA Health Care System to host open house

    Monday, October 23 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-10-24 00:14:51 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    There will be a resource fair and town hall that will take place in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, and a hiring fair will take place at the Sports Park located on the Tucson VA campus.   

    There will be a resource fair and town hall that will take place in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, and a hiring fair will take place at the Sports Park located on the Tucson VA campus.   

Powered by Frankly