Antwan Saca: Healing PTSD + Trauma in Israel-Palestine

WHAT IS THE PEACE THAT WE ARE SEEKING AND IS IT ACTUALLY ENDING A CYCLE OF VIOLENCE?

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Antwan was born in Jerusalem to a Christian family from the city of Bethlehem. He has spent his adult life working towards the dream of peace and justice in the Holy Land. Antwan spent five years as Director of Programs of Bethlehem’s Holy Land Trust, where he experienced community-healing approaches that strengthened his interest in non-violent compassionate activism.

Since then, he’s focused on community dynamics and the many forms of personal/ inherited trauma that influence conflict in the Holy Land. He believes that healing the pain of the past is a prerequisite for healthy relations between nations and – ultimately – peace.


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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Begin to understand the complex and subtle nature of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict

  • What is the impact of militarization on both Israelis and Palestinians?

  • How physical barriers become mental/emotional barriers between people.

  • What happens when victim and victimizer give each other space to express the impact of pain and trauma


 
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