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Sami Awad

Blog Entries by Sami Awad

What One Palestinian Learned From Gandhi

0 Comments | Posted September 19, 2011 | 12:50 PM

I was 12 years old when I was introduced to Gandhi. My uncle Mubarak returned from India with four big heavy boxes filled with books. All same size and shape with warn-out green covers. These books included all the writings of Gandhi. They filled two book shelves, double the space...

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Giving 1 Percent of Jesus to Somalia

0 Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 1:00 PM

A deep pain grabbed my heart when I saw the television news ticker: "30,000 children died in Somalia in the last three months." A major cause of my pain came from a personal feeling of guilt and shame when I realized how fortunate my family is.

This week, our...

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Palestinian Nonviolence: Muslims, Not Christians, Are the Leaders

0 Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 12:07 PM

Whenever I give talks on the effects of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian livelihood, the status of nonviolence as a means to resisting the occupation, and how I believe nonviolence is the only way to move forward to resolve the conflict and create a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians,...

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WWJD? A Non-Violent Conflict Resolution for Palestine

346 Comments | Posted June 2, 2011 | 6:27 PM

How could a person living under military occupation, experiencing first-hand suffering and humiliation, even think about loving the enemy, let alone urge family, friends and neighbors to do the same? This challenging message came from a young rabbi named Jesus in his "Sermon on the Mount."

Of course, Jesus could...

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