Birmingham Progressive Christian Alliance and International House of Peace present PEACE Talk! PEACE Talk is a monthly talk given by renowned speakers on the topics of social justice, radical inclusion and peace. PEACE Talk will take place at various locations around the state and will be streamed live via Webinar. Join us at Beloved Community Church for PEACE Talk featuring Jerry Levin May 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Jerry Levin is an author and former CNN network journalist. He writes on nonviolence, with an emphasis on the Middle East and in particular Palestine and Israel.
In 1984 he was kidnapped and held hostage by Hezbollah. He escaped after eleven and a half months in captivity due to the nonviolent behind the scene efforts of friends and colleagues organized by his wife, Sis Levin. Of Jewish descent, Levin converted to Christianity during his captivity.
In 1991, his story was made into a made-for-TV movie, Held Hostage. The movie starred David Dukes as Levin.
He has worked with several violence reduction organizations in the West Bank and Gaza, including Christian Peacemaker Teams and with nonviolent peace and nonviolent justice organizations in the U.S.
In April 2009 he and his wife were recognized by the Dalai Lama as one of 2009’s “Unsung Heroes of Compassion”.
Mr. Levin is the author of Reflections on My First Noël. (Pasadena: Hope Publishing, 2002) and West Bank Diary: Middle East Violence as Reported by a Former American Hostage. (Pasadena: Hope Publishing, 2005).
Space is limited so arrive early. You can also see Jerry Levin’s PEACE Talk via Webinar by clicking on the link https://attendee.