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Interfaith Freedom March/Dialogue, November West Bank, Jerusalem

It’s time we all do something about it, in an effective, non-violent way.

Dr. Frank Romano
Recent shot of Dr. Romano by CNN

(BETHLEHEM) - Please find below a flier for the following November Interfaith Freedom Marches:

    Jenin,West Bank, Wed., Nov. 21, 2012, 2:30 pm, Main Square, Abu Baker Street
    Ramallah, West Bank, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, 12:30 pm, Manara Square
    Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 2:30 pm, Damascus Gate, Old City

The following events scheduled for September, 2012 were cancelled:

    Jerusalem, Israel, Thursday Sept. 6, 2012, 2 pm, Damascus Gate, Old City
    Jenin, West Bank, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, 2:30 pm, Main Square, Abu Baker Street
    Ramallah, West Bank, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, 2 pm, Manara Square

My friends, it’s no longer possible to say, “Ah, that’s the other side of the World, what does this place have to do with me, my family, my world….”.

The people in the Holy Land, Muslims, Jews and Christians alike, are enshrouded by deep suffering, terrible restrictions on freedoms, limitation of circulation, restricted access, unfair confiscation of land, etc. Whenever that happens in the World, we all suffer because I truly believe, my friends, we are all connected.

When they are free (of suffering, etc.), only then can we be free!

It’s time we all do something about it, in an effective, non-violent way.

Let this march be a precursor to freedom through love and understanding by bringing all people together, as brothers and sisters and as children of the creator, showing the world that all people want peace in Israel and Palestine.

More information below

Dr. Frank Romano

INTERFAITH FREEDOM MARCH

You are welcome to participate in the following November Interfaith Freedom Marches:

    Jenin,West Bank, Wed., Nov. 21, 2012, 2:30 pm, Main Square, Abu Baker Street
    Ramallah, West Bank, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, 12:30 pm, Manara Square
    Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 2:30 pm, Damascus Gate, Old City

The marchers will walk in the light of the creator, following the principles of non-violence and respect for all creatures which are common denominators among the Peoples of the Book (ahl al-kitab) who reside in the area, as it is written in their Holy Scriptures of the Qur’an, the Torah, the New Testament, and in other texts. Muslims, Jews, Christians, Sufis, Kabbalists, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists, etc., and members of all faith communities are welcome.

The truth is that residents of the area are ready for a durable peace, even those who were not ready a year or two ago. Similar to the situation in Ireland and other conflict areas, residents of the area have become fed up with, as well as exhausted and disgusted by the violence and truly seek peaceful coexistence.

As a result, many are laying down their arms, working on interfaith projects to take religion/spirituality out of the conflict and working within the political system to bring about change in a permanent, nonviolent way.

A purpose of this march is also to counter-balance the filtered and false information about the suffering of the people in the area, notably Palestinians and Israelis. Their suffering has become invisible in the face of narratives with no basis in reality and exaggerated reporting on incidents of violence and subsequent retaliation, often dominating the news and distracting the world from focusing on the day to day suffering of the residents in the area.

Moreover, removing most of the West Bank settlements would help in diffusing the tension accelerating since 1967.

As such, the occupation of the West Bank must end as a precursor to peaceful coexistence on the condition that adequate security measures are taken by both sides to secure the borders and preserve the peace.

Another purpose of this event is to facilitate working together of all active freedom/peace/human rights groups in the area and in the World. It is also dedicated to building on humanitarian efforts to improve the education of people in the area (cross-cultural dialogues, mixed student programs, etc.) and to improve the economic environment.

This event will set up a concerted and consistent effort in furtherance of freeing the area from the terrible bondage of continued conflict.

Let this march be a precursor to freedom through love and understanding by bringing all people together, as brothers and sisters and as children of the creator, showing the world that all people want peace in Israel and Palestine.

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May-31-2010: Interfaith Freedom March May be Most Important Ever - Dr. Frank Romano for Salem-News.com

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Dr. Frank Romano is the author of STORM OVER MOROCCO, autobiographical narrative about following spiritual path while living with extremist religious sect. You can purchase the book at: amazon.com Storm Over Morocco

Learn more by visiting: frankromano-lt.com

Storm Over Morocco: http://www.soundauthors.com Frank Romano's Storm Over Morocco

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Learn more by visiting: frankromano-lt.com

Storm Over Morocco: http://www.soundauthors.com Frank Romano's Storm Over Morocco

Frank Romano earned a PhD at University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne, and a JD at Golden Gate University, Faculty of Law, San Francisco. He is a Maître de conférences (assistant tenured professor) at the University of Paris Oueste in the Anglo-American Literature and Civilization Department, an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University, Faculty of Law and a member of the California and Marseille Bars. At present, he teaches law, literature, history and philosophy of law at the University of Paris Oueste and practices law in France and in the United States. The author actively organizes and participates in interfaith events involving Jews, Moslems and Christians in Israel and Palestine. Dr. Romano has also authored a book entitled Storm Over Morocco, published by World Audience, Inc., Globalization of Antitrust Policies (Mondialisation des politiques de concurrence), published by L’Harmattan in French, Love and Terror in the Middle East and a book of poems entitled Crossing Over. He has written many articles published in Europe and in the United States where he is often invited to speak at conferences. He can be reached at: frankfro@aol.com

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