Churches for Middle East Peace: Conversation with Israeli Peace Activist Sahar Vardi

Apr 12 2017


PCUSA Offices
100 Maryland Ave NE,
Washington, DC 20002


When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 3-4:30 p.m. EDT
Where: 100 Maryland Ave NE, Washington, D.C., 20002
PCUSA Conference Room, Suite #410

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) will be hosting Sahar Vardi for a conversation about the Human Rights Defenders Club.

Sahar Vardi is an Israeli peace activist who works for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Jerusalem and is a board member for the Human Rights Defenders Fund (HRDF). As a secular Jew, she works alongside Israelis, Palestinians, and Internationals to focus on equal rights and demilitarization. Sahar served three prison sentences for her refusal to be conscripted into Israel’s military service. She serves as Coordinator of AFSC’s Israel program in east Jerusalem. Since age 14, she has worked for a number of Israeli peace organizations that try to break down barriers between Israelis and Palestinians.