Archive Events 2010
Middle East Council of Churches / GazaTuesday 20 July 2010 (5.00pm - 6.30pm)
Public Lecture/Gathering – ALL WELCOME
Lecturer : Constantine Dabbagh, Palestinian Christian and Executive Director, Middle East Council of Churches Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees in the Gaza Strip.
Constantine is an outstanding leader within Gaza and within the Palestinian NGO community, through the provision of Christian funded and delivered health care, education and community services which care for the Muslim population of Gaza. In particular, the services focus on mothers and babies, vocational education and the provision of psychosocial health services to an increasingly traumatized population.
He was born in Jerusalem in 1938 and in the midst of fierce fighting in 1947, fled as a refugee to Gaza. During his life and career he has worked for United Nations Emergency Force (Peace Keeping Force) in Gaza and United Nations in the Republic of Congo (now Zaire), consistently advocating non-violence amidst living conditions that are approaching a humanitarian crisis. His personal and professional dialogue of justice, peace, security, mutual understanding and reconciliation has seen him consulted during critical negotiations between political factions within Palestine and between Palestine and the international community.
All welcome. Tea/coffee available.