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20 February 2009

Israel and Palestine: are we part of the problem? - preview
In October I travelled to the West Bank to review the Quaker- sponsored Amari play centre in Amari refugee camp
  • I have since written the review
  • But when I was asked by the Friends World Committee for Consultation Europe and Middle East Secretary to write a personal reflection of my visit, I wondered if this would be much harder to compose

  • My reflections are twofold: inspiration and fear
  • The inspiration is easier to discuss, and it is the very project I was sent to review
  • What I found this October was a project that has, for the last thirty-five years, touched the lives of children and reached the poorest of the poor
  • It has stood as a bridge of compassion, a play centre with a Christian identity serving a Muslim community
  • For thirty-five years, Quakers worldwide and in Ramallah have supported this play centre
  • My job as a reviewer was to make recommendations for its future and the report is written
  • As a Quaker, though, I went home and reviewed our personal finances to see how I could help

  • Lindsey Fielder Cook

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