Previous Conferences

2015

Tree of Life Educational Fund, in partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace–New Haven and Friends of Sabeel–North America, held a series of conferences in the Fall of 2015.

How Can WE Be Agents of Change to Secure
Human Rights for Palestinians and Israelis?

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In this conference, we heard from Israeli, Palestinian and American voices of conscience who helped us understand that in the long struggle toward justice and peace in the Holy Land, the fulcrum of change must involve the international community. This requires that we all operate as agents of change to secure universal human rights for Palestinians and Israelis.

With the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement already underway on many college campuses and within numerous religious denom­inations, trade unions and secular organizations, we must ask ourselves how BDS can be an even more effective instrument of change. We must prepare to compete with the rhetoric of the upcoming presidential campaign to raise awareness of the real “facts on the ground.” We must explore ways in which we can move beyond “analysis paralysis” and become – to quote Mahatma Gandhi – “the change you wish to see for the world.”

Our conference speakers reminded us there is hope that, in working together, we can reach that critical “tipping point,” the moment at which the tide turns, and positive change gets underway. As Archimedes said, “Give me a lever and I can move the world!”

Conference Locations:
Connecticut – Berlin, Hartford, Yale University-NewHaven, Noank, Old Lyme, Redding, Storrs, UConn-Waterbury
Cape Cod, MA |  Greenburgh, NY | Oberlin, OH | Portland, OR | Seattle, WA

2015 Old Lyme Tree of Life Conference Brochure PDF

Click here to read the Rev. David W. Good’s closing remarks.

 

2014

Tree of Life Educational Fund in partnership with Friends of Sabeel–North America and Kairos USA held a series of conferences in the Fall of 2014.

Special Focus – What Will Become of Our Children?

Voices of Hope for a World Free of Prejudice and Hatred

Conference Locations: Yale University | Quinnipiac University – Hamden, CT | Central Connecticut State University | Old Lyme, CT | S. Glastonbury, CT | Teamsters Local 671, Bloomfield, CT | Storrs, CT | Cambridge, MA | Cape Cod, MA | Tufts University, MA | The Bay School – Blue Hill, ME | University of Maine at Farmington | Long Island, NY | New York City

2014 Old Lyme Tree of Life Conference Brochure PDF

Click here to read the Rev. David W. Good’s opening remarks.

Videos from the Old Lyme Tree of Life Conference thanks to Stan Heller and TheStruggle.org: Click Here

 

2013

Special Focus – To Exist Is To Resist

Conference Locations: Norwich University | New York City | Old Lyme, CT | Northfield Mt. Hermon School | Portland, ME | Harvard University | Hartford, CT | West Hartford, CT |  Yale Divinity School | Cape Cod, MA | Storrs, CT | Atlanta, GA | Koinonia Farm, GA

2013 Old Lyme Tree of Life Conference Brochure PDF

2013 Conference Report

 

2012

Special Focus – Education: How Can We Embrace Our Common Humanity?

Conference Locations: Harvard University | Old Lyme, CT | West Hartford, CT | Springfield, MA | Yale Divinity School | New York City | Cape Cod, MA

2012 Old Lyme Tree of Life Conference Brochure PDF

 

2011

Special Focus – Journalism: How Can We Know the Truth?

Conference Locations: Harvard University | Old Lyme, CT | Hartford, CT | Springfield, MA | New York City | Cape Cod, MA

2011 Old Lyme Tree of Life Conference Brochure PDF

2010

Special Focus – The New Generation of Peacemakers

Conference Locations: Old Lyme, CT | Hartford, CT | Springfield, MA | New York City | Cape Cod, MA

2010 Old Lyme Tree of Life Conference Brochure PDF

 

2009

Special Focus – Israeli Bedouins

Conference Locations: Old Lyme, CT | Cape Cod, MA

 

2008

Conference on Israel and Palestine

Conference Locations: Old Lyme, CT | Cape Cod, MA

2008 Old Lyme Tree of Life Conference Brochure

 

2007

Voices of Conscience and Hope

Conference Location: Old Lyme, CT | Cape Cod, MA

 

2006

Voices of Conscience and Hope

Conference Location: Old Lyme, CT

 

2005

Voices of Conscience and Hope

Conference Location: Old Lyme, CT

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