Ali Abu Awwad, Palestinian Peace Activist.


Ali Abu Awwad, Palestinian Peace Activist

March 2, 2015

Ali Abu Awwad, Palestinian Peace Activist

Crawford Hall, Ehinger Center

Ali Abu Awwad is a leading activist at the fore­front of a Palestinian move­ment for non-violence.

Imprisoned during the First Intifada, Ali embraced the path of non-violence through his study of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including his own 17-day hunger strike. During the Second Intifada, Ali’s brother Yousef was shot and killed, after which he joined other bereaved families in channeling pain and anger not only into nonvi­o­lent resis­tance, but also to bridge the divide between Palestinians and Israelis.  
Working with organizations such as Synergos.orgJust Vision and Al-Tariq (“the way” in Arabic), Ali seeks to harness the momentum of a large cadre of Palestinians and equip them with the tools and non-violent methodology to become active participants in the decision-making process.
The Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict was proud to host this important presentation.